Episode 158: 10 trends for green business, DHL delivers EV vision
Plus, why (and how) green loans are becoming a "thing" for sustainability professionals.
Week in Review
Tune in around 6:27 for a roundup of news.
- 6 themes for scaling corporate action on the SDGs
- Reimagining rare earth elements in a sacrifice zone-free future
- 5 things to look for in the Green New Deal
- EQ: A critical tool for the purpose-driven company
- The State of Green Business, 2019
By the numbers (14:23)
Highlights from this week's State of Green Business webcast, featuring GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower and Libby Bernick, managing director and global head of corporate business for Trucost, part of S&P Global. This segment features a recap of key metrics: Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 9 percent for reporting companies and close to 85 percent now publish a sustainability report. Plus, why green loans could be a valuable financing tool for corporate sustainability teams.
Next, we take apart the trends: Super pollutants and electric buses and regenerative agriculture, oh my! We dive into a selection of the 10 trends featured in The State of Green Business, 2019. Why you should pay attention to these developments, and what surprised our writers.
DHL revs up electric fleet (37:09)
DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt weighs in on the technical and financial factors holding back commercial electric fleet adoption, where he'll invest first and what his parent company learned by building its own scooters and vans.
*All music in this episode by Lee Rosevere ("Keeping It Together")
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