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Episode 17: Meet the White House CSO; Community solar goes corporate

What does sustainability have to do with SEC filings? And why do big energy players care about community solar? Let us explain on this week's GreenBiz 350 podcast.

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GreenBiz week in review

A weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.

WWF steps up to the plate on food security

Food security is a big sustainability challenge. So can Big Food help find a solution? Senior Writer Barbara Grady analyzes a new WWF initiative in the piece, "WWF's new Markets Institute sets the table to feed 9 billion."

Can Mike Bloomberg move the needle on climate disclosure?

In the sea of sustainability standard-setters, can a new effort focused on climate risk disclosure in financial documents make a difference? Reporter Keith Larsen explains in the article, "Can Michael Bloomberg (finally) move the needle on climate disclosure?"

A bad year for brown energy

Oil prices are way down — and that's just the beginning when it comes to turmoil in the fossil fuel sector. GreenBiz Editor At Large David Crane explores, "King Coal and the irony of the endgame," while contributor Joanna Underwood explains that, "The Porter Ranch leak is plugged, but we have bigger problems."

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.

Meet the Chief Sustainability Officer of the White House

Christine Harada has a big job. Like really big — overseeing 360,000 buildings, a fleet of 650,000 vehicles and $445 billion worth of goods and services purchases (per year) in the federal government's purview.

Reporter Sureya Melkonian finds out what it's like to be the chief sustainability officer reporting to President Barack Obama in the piece, "White House CSO Christine Harada leads by example."

Community solar catches Big Energy's attention

Gone are the days of community solar as the exclusive domain of nonprofits and environmental justice advocates.

Senior Editor Lauren Hepler explains the rush to mid-sized solar deployments in the story, "Why community solar is becoming big business."

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.

Save the date(s)

Add these to your calendar (if you haven't already): GreenBiz 16 from Feb. 23-25 in Phoenix, Arizona, and the VERGE Hawaii Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit slated for June 21-23 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.

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