Episode 134: Dow on 'valuing nature', and a new niche for fuel cells
This week, we also explore why August is the new October for sustainability.
Week in Review
Tune in around 4:45 for a roundup of news.
What Dow has learned about valuing nature (24:10)
The chemicals giant aims to generate $1 billion of business value as part of its sustainability plan for 2025. GreenBiz Editor-at-Large Bob Langert recently spent 10 minutes with Neil Hawkins, Dow's VP of sustainability, who believes this goal is changing the company's culture. "We spent the time upfront to understand how Dow interfaced with nature," he says. "We're helping achieve more ecosystem and economic value." (Next week Langert will catch up with Glenn Prickett of The Nature Conservancy, Dow's partner in its Valuing Nature effort.)
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