Episode 100: 'Retuning' our mindsets; charging up better storage
In our 100th episode: Why investors are bullish on sustainable infrastructure, what to expect from COP23, and how a diamond company helped build a nation.
Week in Review
Tune in 7:35 around for a weekly roundup of news.
1. Betting on Bonn (14:35)
COP23 officially kicked off this week in Bonn, Germany. Representatives from governments (except the U.S.) and the private sector (U.S. companies say #WeAreStillIn) will convene to implement rules on the Paris Agreement, create a five-year cycle to track progress and to study market-based contributions. Valerie Smith, director and global head of corporate sustainability at Citi, chatted with Heather Clancy before boarding a plane to Germany about her expectations and what she hopes to accomplish at the conference.2. Botswana bonanza (22:10)
Joel Makower spent last week in Botswana, where he attended De Beers' diamond conference and co-hosted a panel on how the industry helped facilitate the country's economic development. Here is a collection of voices from the field, from mining to midstream to market.
- Jean-Marc Leiderherr, CEO, Diamond Producers Association (24:20)
- Peter Jin Hong, UX innovation expert, Google (30:35)
- David Prager exec VP corporate affairs at De Beers Group 39:10
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