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Episode 127: The 30 Under 30 speak, 'recommerce' is becoming a thing

Week in Review

Tune in around 5:00 for a weekly roundup of news.

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  2. Puerto Rico sets the stage for microgrids
  3. Where are they now? A status report on previous 30 Under 30s

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Meet three of the 2018 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 (16:30)

This week marks the third anniversary of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 list,  which annually recognizes inspiring young leaders who are demonstrating the world-changing promise of sustainability in their everyday work. This section features perspective from Hayley Cashdollar, manager of automation and power systems for electric bus maker Proterra; Joseph Gale, aviation environmental specialist with consulting firm RS&H; and Kayla Fenton, senior program manager for sustainability at Amazon.

How Patagonia, REI and Eileen Fisher support 'recommerce' (21:18)

Yerdle was launched six years ago as a mashup of eBay and Facebook, a place to find and exchange underused goods such as ski boots, kitchen appliances or baby clothes. Now, the company is recasting itself as an enabler of "recommerce" for product companies  — some of its first customers are Eileen Fisher, Patagonia and REI. Yerdle CEO Andy Ruben speaks with GreenBiz about the new model.  

Another trio from our 2018 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 list (31:45) 

In this second segment, we hear from Dana Hou, co-founder of Chinese drone services company FarmFriend; Kumar Jensen, sustainability coordinator for the city of Evanston, Illinois; and Willemijn Brouwer, sustainability engagement and learning officer for life sciences and materials giant Royal DSM.

Creative ways to issue a sustainability report (38:32) 

Tis the season for issuing annual (or somewhat annual) corporate sustainability reports. What's the most effective way to share progress about environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and risks? How are innovative companies adapting the way they tell their stories? Christina Forst, senior director of communications for analytics advisory firm Framework, suggests some best practices and ways that companies can create strategic advantage by integrating ESG disclosures more tightly with their broader messaging. 

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