Episode 183: Green finance, New Jersey shipyard gets clean economy makeover
Plus, chatter about supply chain data, clean economy startups and agriculture's potentially positive impact on climate change.
Week in Review
Tune in around 4:43 for commentary
- The Sustainability Consortium's CEO reflects on its 10-year, trillion-dollar impact
- What impact investor Nancy Pfund is thinking about
- Growing change: Can agriculture be good for the climate?
The green finance revolution (17:07)
This week, GreenBiz welcomed veteran sustainable investing advocate Mark Tulay to oversee development of sessions on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, measurement and sustainable investing at February's GreenBiz 20 event, as well as the accompanying GreenFin Summit, in Phoenix. As head of ESG for Risk Metrics Group (now MSCI), Tulay helped create an ESG fund for the largest 400 companies in Japan. He was also the first full-time employee of Ceres. Tulay chats with Executive Editor Joel Makower about the "crisis of confidence in capitalism" that is leading forward-thinking companies to embed ESG concerns and risk factors into their management ethos.
A model for urban infrastructure resilience (22:40)
Rebuild or reimagine? After Superstorm Sandy devastated the Kearny Point commercial and industrial site in 2012, real estate developer Hugo Neu made a bold decision to embark on a $1 billion redevelopment project intended to serve as a model for green infrastructure and public-private collaboration for urban resilience. This segment features highlights from our chat with CEO Wendy Neu and Senior Vice President Dominique Lueckenhoff, the former EPA official who joined the company this spring.
*Music in this episode: "Memory Rain" (Yung Logos), "Sleeplessness" (The Brothers Records) and "Soul" (Text Me Records/Grandbankss)
What's new at GreenBiz?
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