GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 107: State of Green Business hits and misses; mainstreaming climate risk

The Year Ahead

Sustainability leaders discuss their hopes for 2018. 

1. Solitaire Townsend (6:23)

2. Marylin Waite (20:03)

3. Gabe Klein (42:58)

4. Amy Albury (54:10)

State of Green Business hits and misses

Our 11th annual State of Green Business analysis with Trucost is being released Tuesday. Each report includes 10 forward-thinking trends. Tune in around 8:05 to hear what we got right in the past and what's still around the corner.

1. Yes: The blockchain's emerging role in sustainability

2. Yes: The power of microgrids gets unleashed

3. Yes: Business leads in renewable power

4. Not yet: Sustainability storytelling adapts new means and memes

5. Not yet: Green infrastructure grows like a weed

6. Not yet: Stranded assets become a corporate liability 

Featured stories

1. Ahead of the curve with connected cars (31:25)

Editorial Director Heather Clancy interviews Wayne Cunningham, managing editor of CBS Interactive, about the next stop for automotive technology. 

2. Death and taxes (44:30)

Senior Writer Cassandra Sweet discusses how this year's tax changes affect corporate energy buyers. 

3. Untangling the TCFD (20:35)

Voluntary climate risk assessment is entering company's financial filings, due to a push from investors and leadership from major corporations. Associate Editor Anya Khalamayzer talks to Mike Krzus, senior advisor to consultancy BrownFlynn, about "Why voluntary climate risk disclosure is going mainstream."

What's new at GreenBiz?

News, events, webcasts — the list goes on. Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest in sustainability by keeping up with GreenBiz.

• Join us for the release of the 11th annual edition of State of Green Business, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual report, written in partnership with Trucost. This one-hour webcast looks at 10 key trends assessing how companies are moving the needle on environmental challenges. Register to watch for free at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET Jan. 16. 

• Check out Center Stage, our new 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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