Episode 154: Gov. Jerry Brown's transportation legacy, S.C. Johnson talks transparency
Week in Review
Tune in around 2:47 for a roundup of news.
- 5 winners and losers from Jerry Brown's transportation legacy
- On the Rhodium Group's report
- The sustainability movement disappeared — where did it go?
Jimmy O'Dea (7:08)
Jimmy O'Dea, senior vehicles analyst in the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, focuses on cleaner vehicle and freight policy. He discusses the state of transportation in California under Jerry Brown — better than it was when Brown started, but not where it needs to be. With O'Dea's focus on the industrial sector, he has been particularly excited about what former governor Brown had done to begin to address those emissions, particularly through electrification.
Fisk Johnson (17:49)
The fifth generation of the eponymous S.C. Johnson, Fisk Johnson, is the current chairman and CEO of the company who has helped turn the sustainability dial within the company. He discusses why transparency matters to a family business, especially for materials safety, as the company releases its new whitepaper, "Building Trust: Why Transparency Must Be Part of the Equation." Despite pushback, he is excited to provide consumers with more information and better choices,
Bill McDonough (25:41)
Cradle-to-Cradle protocol creator Bill McDonough talked about how he's working to bring the global circular economy into the purview of mainstream business, politics and culture. As the ocean plastics crisis gripped the public and sustainability gets a greater focus in everyday corporate conversations, McDonough is excited by the progress he's seen. Additionally, he's looking forward to GreenBiz's new event solely centering the circular economy launching in June, Circularity.
*All music in this episode by Lee Rosevere ("Late Night Tales," "Credit Roll")
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