GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 189: The 2019 VERGE Vanguard speaks, a peek into Climate Week

Week In Review

Tune in around 7:34 for commentary.


Meet three 2019 VERGE Vanguard honorees

The second annual VERGE Vanguard report, out this week, features a diverse group of 20 individuals who are inspiring an equitable, inclusive transition to a clean power grid; drawing the roadmap for a zero-emissions transportation system; building the framework for a more circular economy; and enabling communities and companies around the world to draw down levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Here, we feature interview excerpts from three honorees.

  • Lisa Dyson,  co-founder and CEO, Kiverdi and Air Protein (4:41)
  • Priyanka Bakaya, founder and CEO, Renewlogy; founder and director, Renew Oceans (19:53)
  • Jurriaan Ruys, co-founder and CEO, Land Life Company (33:13)

Brace yourself for Climate Week (21:44)

Schools strikes. Employee walkouts. Taking action on the climate crisis is squarely on the public agenda. More than 300 events are taking place in New York next week, orbiting the gravitational pull of a major United Nations gathering and the Climate Group's signature annual confab, Climate Week. Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson gives us the scoop on who's there, and what messages you're like to hear from the business attendees — who hail from all over the world.  

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes," "Knowing the Truth," "Thinking It Over," "Introducing the Pre-roll"

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