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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 131: Talking circular strategy with HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Plus, is it time to redefine the concept of Triple Bottom Line management? Discover why it's a matter for debate.

Week in Review

Tune in around 10:24 for a roundup of news.

  1. Why public opinion on climate change matters to business

  2. Zen and the Triple Bottom Line

  3. 3 challenges in reporting climate resilience and how to overcome them

Featured Stories

Talking circular economy with both HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (24:30)

The former operating units of the legendary Silicon Valley technology wizard Hewlett Packard — now completely separate companies — are devoting considerable resources to creating more circular methods of design, production and supply chain management. HP Inc. attributes $700 million in new revenue in 2017 to this mindset. This segment features highlights of interviews with Nate Hurst, chief sustainability and social impact officer for HP Inc., and Christopher Wellise, CSO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Lessons in how sustainability creates business value (37:35)

The new book, "All In: The Future of Business Leadership," considers two decades of innovation in corporate sustainability from dozens of businesses such as Natura, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Patagonia and Walmart. One of the three co-authors, SustainAbility Executive Director Mark Lee, weighs in. Watch for the excerpt July 14 as part of our ongoing GreenBiz Reads column. 

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.

Calling all clean economy visionaries. Nominations are open for the inaugural VERGE Vanguard Awards, highlighting the dreamers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, business leaders, policymakers and investors on the cutting edge of an equitable, inclusive transition to a clean power grid, a zero-emissions transportation system and the circular economy. Suggest someone worthy of recognition by our Aug. 3 deadline.

• How fast is your pitch? Entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for VERGE Accelerate, a series of fast-pitch competitions that take place on the main stage of VERGE 18. This year, we're featuring three different sessions highlighting innovators in clean energy, transportation and the circular economy. 

• We've launched a new daily newsletter lineup! Monday's GreenBuzz and Wednesday's VERGE Weekly are essentially unchanged. But the lineup now includes: Transport Weekly (Tuesday), Energy Weekly (Thursday) and Circular Weekly (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 Center Stage, 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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