GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 135: Changing the narrative on consumption, Apple's gang of four

Week in Review

Tune in around 8:22 for a roundup of news.

  1. 6 actions businesses can take across the plastics value change

  2. Can behavioral economics get Americans to stop commuting by SOV?

  3. How Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re got together to buy clean power

Featured Stories

Madison Avenue speaks up on climate change (36:25)
The advertising world has spent the last half-century or so persuading people to buy and amass things we didn’t necessarily know we wanted — with little regard for the impact on the planet and its resources. A coalition of 17 New York marketing and advertising firms is collaborating to change this, through a non-profit called Potential Energy. The group's president John Marshall, chief strategy officer of creative consultancy Lippincott, talks about the need for a new narrative that "de-polarizes and de-liberalizes the issue."

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