Episode 194: California's Newsom and Nichols, the power of diversity, actions speak louder
Week in Review
Here's what people were talking about at VERGE 19.
California’s leadership on display (10:00)
Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses the need to include equitable housing and land use policy in the climate action dialogue, why the state's pension funds are throwing their financial weight behind clean economy investments and where the state can do better.
How UPS prioritizes its electrification agenda (35:45)
Peter Harris, international sustainability director for the global logistics company, talks about the progress of a pilot in London and how the company shares knowledge from location to location.
The evolving Wells Fargo sustainable finance agenda (45:46)
Executive Vice President Mary Wenzel, who spearheads the financial services firm's sustainability and corporate responsibility agendas, offers a progress report on its latest commitment — $200 billion in green bonds, loans, venture capital and incubation. Plus, what's behind the new focus on agricultural technology and climate analytics.
What PG&E thinks of blockchain (54:42)
CK Umachi, a product expert with Pacific Gas & Electric's Grid Edge team, chats about potential applications the utility is exploring, including a system for managing carbon credit transactions.
*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Knowing the Truth," "I Bet You Wonder Why," "Start the Day" and "Thinking It Over." Plus, a cappella interlude by The SeaStars.
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