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Episode 218: What’s next for sustainability careers, capitalism in a ‘world on fire’

Week in Review

Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 7:05.

  1. Downturn signals opportunity for climate-aligned investing
  2. Amazon’s commitment to working forests and how businesses can really protect trees 
  3. The state of the sustainability profession in uncertain times (commentary from John Davies, senior analyst at GreenBiz; Peggy Brannigan, senior program manager, global environmental sustainability at LinkedIn; and sustainability recruiting specialist Ellen Weinreb) 

Features

Capitalism is broken (31:15)

Talk about timing. We talk with Harvard Business School professor Rebecca Henderson about her new book out this week, “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire.” “For me, a reimagined capitalism is a capitalism in balance,” she says. Look for an excerpt in the GreenBiz Reads column.

The role of sustainable finance in the COVID-19 recovery (44:05)

Banks will be at the center of the economic recovery — ensuring that infrastructure investments consider the climate crisis is critical. James Davis, partner with management consultancy Oliver Wyman, chats about the potential.

An opportunity to redefine value (53:40)

Eileen Mockus, CEO of home textiles company Coyuchi, discusses how sustainable business practices — particularly circular economy processes — can help businesses strengthen their relationships with customers after the pandemic.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “4th Ave Walkup,” “Curiosity,” “And So Then,” “I’m Going for a Coffee,” “Here’s the Thing” and “As I Was Saying”

Virtual Conversations

Mark your calendar for these upcoming GreenBiz webcasts. Can’t join live? All of these events also will be available on demand.

Are you ready for “absolute zero”? Experts from Quantis, Gold Standard and Microsoft discuss the latest in science-based sustainability strategy in this interactive session at 11 a.m. EDT May 5.

What fringe consumers tell us. Marketing insights firm Shelton Group presents the latest findings about fringe ideas that could become mainstream expectations in the post-pandemic marketplace. Mark your calendar for 1 p.m. EDT May 7.

Moving to a regenerative food supply. Pioneering companies, NGOs and policymakers will discuss tracking technologies, regenerative agriculture projects and new collaborations that could make food systems more sustainable. Sign up here for the session at 1 p.m. EDT May 12.

In conversation with John Elkington. Don’t miss this one-on-one interview featuring GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower and well-respected sustainability consultant John Elkington, who recently published his 20th book, “Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.” Register for the live event at 1 p.m. EDT May 14.

Circularity goes digital. You don’t have to wait until August for three great discussions on the circular economy. We’ll debate “Reusable Packaging in the Age of Contagion,” “Can Recycled Plastic Survive Low Oil Prices” and “Repair, Resilience and Customer Engagement.” Register here for our half-day event starting at 1 p.m. EDT May 18.

Scaling municipal fleets. Experts from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ChargePoint, Smart City Columbus and the city of Oakland, California share tips at 1 p.m. EDT May 26.  

This is climate tech. Join respected venture capitalists Nancy Pfund (DBL Partners), Andrew Beebe (Obvious Ventures) and Andrew Chung (1955 Capital) for a discussion at 1 p.m. EDT May 28 about compelling solutions and startups that address the climate crisis — and how big companies can play a role in scaling them.

Resources Galore

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce six weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday); Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday); VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday); Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday); Food Weekly by Carbon and Food Analyst Jim Giles (Thursday); and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose which you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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Episode 215: Recyclable snack pouches, climate athlete-activists

Week in Review

Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 8:20.

  1. Can we flatten the curve on climate?
  2. Climate, COVID-19 and the economics of decarbonizing buildings
  3. Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics
  4. A tale of two snack pouches

Features

Going to bat for the climate (19:58)

Veteran sports marketing executive Lew Blaustein has started a new venture, EcoAthletes, that will train athletes to talk about the climate crisis in meaningful and factual ways. One of the first players stepping up to the plate: Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brent Suter.

*Music in this episode by admiralbob77 and Lee Rosevere: “Confederation Line” and “Two Guitars”; “Southside”

Virtual Conversations

Mark your calendar for these upcoming GreenBiz webcasts. Can’t join live? All of these events also will be available on demand.

State of the Profession. As we embark on a new decade — and a new business normal — what’s in store for sustainability professionals in terms of talent and teams? Join GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower, GreenBiz Senior Analyst John Davies and sustainability and ESG recruiting expert Ellen Weinreb as they discuss the findings and implications of our sixth State of the Professional survey. Register now for this free digital event at 1 p.m. EDT April 28.

Coronavirus and the clean economy. Join us at 2:30 p.m. EDT April 30 as GreenBiz analysts weigh in about how the pandemic is altering priorities in food production, recycling and materials recovery, public transit and renewables procurement. 

Are you ready for “absolute zero”? Experts from Quantis, Gold Standard and Microsoft discuss the latest in science-based sustainability strategy in this interactive session at 11 a.m. EDT May 5.

Circularity goes digital. Our Circularity 20 conference may be postponed, but you don’t have to wait until August for three great discussions on the circular economy. We’ll debate “Reusable Packaging in the Age of Contagion,” “Can Recycled Plastic Survive Low Oil Prices” and “Repair, Resilience and Customer Engagement.” Register here for our half-day event starting at 1 p.m. EDT May 18.

What’s New?

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce six weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday); Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday); VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday); Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday); Food Weekly by Carbon and Food Analyst Jim Giles (Thursday); and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose which you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

Stay Connected

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Episode 214: What CSOs should do now, agtech and animal health

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 3:00.Not just biofuels: Algae’s next waveThis is exactly the time to be talking about climate changeCorporate America, it’s your time to shineFeaturesWhat CSOs are doing amid the pandemic (19:00)Two sustainability leaders share insights into how COVID-19 is reshaping …

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Episode 213: The pandemic’s impact on the clean economy, geoengineering geek out

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:46.COVID-19 shines a spotlight on flexible, digital freightGore, Gates lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springsIt’s just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainabilityFeaturesHow retailers can embrace the circular economy (15:02)Tune in for highlights from this …

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Episode 212: Coping with coronavirus, Earth Day goes digital, how ESG funds are faring

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:09.COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of realityWill COVID-19’s transport slowdown stick?Here’s how retail can be both sustainable and profitableWhy do large asset managers vote against most climate-related shareholder proposals?Features’Well-governed companies are more resilient’ (20:56)Cornerstone …

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Episode 211: Sustainable consumption, victory in Virginia

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 6:40.How companies led the way on clean energy in VirginiaFormer Unilever president bites into plant-based proteinMicrogrids, indoor agriculture go together like peas and carrotsFeaturesThe conundrum of consumption (22:05)This weekend brings World Consumer Rights Day, and this year’s focus is sustainable …

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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser

Week in Review

Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 6:28.

  1. 6 ways companies can be a force for good in their supply chains
  2. General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding
  3. This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray

Features

Why Portland General Electric Electric welcomes electric vehicles (20:32)

For one thing, it could make for a stronger, more dynamic grid. Highlights from GreenBiz Senior Writer Katie Fehrenbacher’s recent interview with Maria Pope, chief executive of Oregon utility Portland General Electric.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Here’s the Thing,” “Arcade Montage” and “As I Was Saying”

What’s new at GreenBiz?

What it will take to fix recycling. The role brands should play in reinvigorating consumer recycling is a matter of fierce debate. In this interactive webcast at 1 p.m. EST Feb. 25, our subject matter experts will investigate what companies doing and lessons learned along the way.

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce five weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday), Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday), VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday), Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday) and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose the newsletters you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser

Week in Review

Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 6:28.

  1. 6 ways companies can be a force for good in their supply chains
  2. General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding
  3. This company is turning food waste into a cleaning spray

Features

Why Portland General Electric Electric welcomes electric vehicles (20:32)

For one thing, it could make for a stronger, more dynamic grid. Highlights from GreenBiz Senior Writer Katie Fehrenbacher’s recent interview with Maria Pope, chief executive of Oregon utility Portland General Electric.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Here’s the Thing,” “Arcade Montage” and “As I Was Saying”

What’s new at GreenBiz?

What it will take to fix recycling. The role brands should play in reinvigorating consumer recycling is a matter of fierce debate. In this interactive webcast at 1 p.m. EST Feb. 25, our subject matter experts will investigate what companies doing and lessons learned along the way.

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce five weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday), Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday), VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday), Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday) and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose the newsletters you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

Stay connected

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Episode 208: Levi Strauss and corporate philanthropy, how to talk to CFOs

Week in Review

Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:45.

  1. On the money: 8 takeaways from the 2020 GreenFin Summit
  2. The protein transformation: hyperbole or reality?
  3. Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all

GreenBiz 20 Highlights

Highlights from the plenary sessions at the GreenBiz 20 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, begin at 20:38.

Features

How to talk to CFOs (37:43)

More than 1,000 organizations now use the reporting recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures to discuss risks related to the climate emergency. The challenge is getting chief financial officers to build those ideas into their conversations with investors. Here’s some advice from Brad Sparks, executive director of The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network, on how to do just that. 

A breakout biofuel for heavy-duty fleets (43:15)

Getting business-schooled on climate change (46:30)

Close to 20 high-profile business schools — including Duke, Harvard and Yale — are making a big push to embed climate change into their MBA curriculum and have created a summit to share ideas. Two of the co-hosts share perspective: Katie Kross, managing director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment at the Duke Fuqua Schoo of Business; and Jennifer Nash, director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School.

Food, glorious food (1:06:00)

A conversation with Jim Giles, senior analyst for carbon and food systems, about the new GreenBiz newsletter and conference program on sustainable food systems. You can sign up for the newsletter here.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Southside,” “Arcade Montage,” “Thinking it Over,” “I’m Going for a Coffee,” “Introducing the Pre-roll,” “Here’s the Thing” and “As I Was Saying” 

What’s new at GreenBiz?

How does your community garden grow? Learn how to create a purpose-driven initiative that weaves together corporate, employee engagement and philanthropic ambitions. Register for this interactive session at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. EST Feb. 18.

What it will take to fix recycling. The role brands should play in reinvigorating consumer recycling is a matter of fierce debate. In this interactive webcast at 1 p.m. EST Feb. 25, our subject matter experts will investigate what companies doing and lessons learned along the way.

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce five weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday), Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday), VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday), Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday) and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose the newsletters you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

Stay connected

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Episode 204: Direct from Davos

Week in Review

Commentary of some of this week’s stories begins at 4:35.

Features:

GreenBiz Co-founder and Executive Editor Joel Makower is in Switzerland this week for the 2020 World Economic Forum, conducting conversations with business experts and thought leaders. Here are some of the latest insights and surprises from Davos.

  • Rob Bailey, Director, Climate Resilience, Marsh & McLennan Company, on the 2020 Global Risks Report (22:05)
  • Brian Griffith, Executive Chairman, Griffith Foods about why a privately held, family business is in Davos this week (32:26)
  • Peter Bakker, CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, about the Triangle of Stakeholder Capitalism (36:58)
  • Marc de Wit, Director of Strategic Alliances, Circle Economy, about their new Circular Gap Report (41:56)
  • Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition, about the conversation in Davos about risk, resilience and natural capital (47:40)

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Keeping Stuff Together,” “4th Ave Walkup,” “Southside,” “More On That Later,” “Arcarde Montage,” “I’m Going For A Coffee,” “As I Was Saying”

What’s new at GreenBiz?

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here last week.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce five weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday), Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday), VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy(Wednesday), Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday) and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose the newsletters you want to receive.

Check out our Center Stage podcast, which features the best of live interviews on sustainable business and clean technology, conducted on stage at GreenBiz and VERGE conferences.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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