Sustainable Nation Podcast


Available through a partnership with BEP

Considering incorporating sustainability strategies into your operations? Listen and learn from company leaders who are experts in sustainability as they share their experiences and advice.

Podcasts are hosted by Josh Prigge, founder and CEO of Sustridge Sustainability. Josh is a sustainability consultant, college professor, published author, and public speaker with twelve years of experience managing sustainability programs and initiatives for large organizations.

Latest Podcast:

Derek Young – Vice President ESG at CBL Properties

Derek Young is an ESG, CSR, sustainability, and communications professional with over 25 years of experience. He is recognized as a thought leader capable of working across industries, analyzing and determining needs and opportunities for risk reduction, value creation, and building and delivering strategic ESG, CSR, Sustainability programs, messaging and branding campaigns, and community and stakeholder engagement efforts.

Derek has led ESG consulting for Summit Strategy Group as well as served as the in-house CSR/Sustainability leader for a number of companies, including TGI Fridays, FedEx Office and Invista Performance Surfaces & Materials.

He currently leads ESG for CBL Properties, a real estate investment trust in the retail sector. CBL owns malls, lifestyle centers and outlets in 22 states with more than 59,000,000 sq feet under management. 

Derek Young Joins Sustainable Nation To Discuss:

  • Engagement with tenants in sustainability initiatives
  • Best practices for sharing data and fostering communication between landlord and tenant
  • Whether the politicalization of ESG has impacted the approach to ESG at CBL or in the industry at large
  • Advice and recommendations for sustainability professionals

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