Episode 198: About those SDGs, Kashi chats up Dow's packaging design studio
Week in Review
Commentary of some of this week's stories begins at 6:50.
- Needed: A systematic effort to monitor and report greenwashing related to the SDGs
- ESG ratings are confounding. For CSOs, that’s good news
- How Salesforce, Google, others use tech as a "force multiplier" for sustainability innovation
Inside Dow's packaging innovation design studio (23:11)
Dow Packaging's Pack Studio collaborates with brands to help them think "out of the box" with their packaging design. In this excerpt from this week's GreenBiz webcast about the division, we feature details of its collaboration with organic food company Kashi. The two speakers are Ashley Leidolf, marketing manager for North America End Use, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics; and Shannon Moore, lead packaging engineer for Kashi.
Awareness of the SDGs remains low, what can we do? (30:20)
Fewer than half of the 26,000 respondents to a recent set of surveys about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were aware of what these declarations hope to achieve. Todd Cort, faculty co-director at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, discusses the findings, the corporate world's role in driving the SDGs forward and why his Yale program is prioritizing education about them within its curriculum.
*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Knowing the Truth," "Southside," "More On That Later" and "As I Was Saying"
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