Episode 50 – Sustainability: Anthony Gilbreath
Some topics seem to be a “stretch too far” for this podcast, and the topic for today’s episode seems to be one of those: Sustainability.
But is it? Yes, Sustainability -or the lack of it- is a global problem, that manifests itself in climate change, social restructuring, and many other forms. But it also becomes a topic that organizations have to adjust to in their business practices. And some areas of the world are doing this for decades by now – not only being pushed by the desire to do something good, but also because regulations require it and it is just “good business practice”.
Our guest this week is Anthony Gilbreath. He has over 20 years experience in oil & gas, alternative energy and sustainability consulting. He authored the CurrentState Sustainability Audit for Caelus as well as many sustainability consulting services for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). He has extensive international experience (10 years + in Moscow, 5 years + in the UK) as well as experience with blue-chip clients such as BAE Systems, Raytheon, Unilever, Gazprom, Bombardier, Transport for London, Virgin, SAP and others.
He was also a subject matter expert and contributor to Ted Turner and Sam Nunn founded NUCLEAR THREAT INITIATIVE (NTI) study on “High Technology Business Accelerators for Russia”. Finally, he authored the book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Greening your Home’ in 2010 (https://tinyurl.com/y4j45x4n).
In this episode of the podcast we are talking about:
- Anthony’s background
- A brief history of Sustainability
- Standards and frameworks
- How to approach Sustainability when you get started with this topic in your organization
- ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and TFCD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures)
- The future of Sustainability
Ep. 50 – Sustainability: Anthony Gilbreath – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- Here are some of the books that Anthony mentioned:
- Rachel Carlson: Silent Spring https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Spring-Rachel-Carson/dp/B000Z4SJAY/ref=sr_1_5?crid=BT80Y10KJQZT&keywords=rachel+carlson+silent+spring&qid=1690736478&sprefix=rachel+carl%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-5
- The Day the River Caught Fire https://www.amazon.com/Day-River-Caught-Fire-Cuyahoga/dp/1534480838/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DNTJHUJPUHYA&keywords=the+day+the+river+caught+fire&qid=1690736591&sprefix=the+river+caught+on+%2Caps%2C95&sr=8-1
- Analysis of the Brundtland Commision’s Our Common Future https://www.amazon.com/Our-Common-Future-Macat-Library/dp/1912128756/ref=sr_1_1?crid=235RI6X73IE6M&keywords=our+common+future+brundtland&qid=1690736713&sprefix=our+common+fut%2Caps%2C98&sr=8-1
- The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review https://www.amazon.com/Economics-Climate-Change-Stern-Review-ebook/dp/B00INYGGEO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=25574QMZPW315&keywords=stern+report+of+climate+change&qid=1690736770&sprefix=stern+report+of+climate+change%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-1
- And some of the standards:
- And lastly his audit/assessment tool “Current State Online”: https://www.currentstate.online/
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- Love Won’t Let You Down (Interlude 1)
- Wind Will Blow (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.