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Episode 206: Dialogues, main-stage highlights fresh from GreenBiz 20

Featuring mainstage highlights with Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber and Cornerstone Capital co-founder and CEO Erika Karp. Plus, tips for employees on diversity and inclusion.

GreenBiz 20 Highlights

Commentary about our annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Plus, featuring highlights from the plenary program. Look for more main-stage moments in our next episode!

  1. Mindy Lubber, president and CEO of Ceres, on crossing the sustainability-investor chasm and fighting short-termism (16:02)
  2. Why are "immersive experiences" an effective strategy for getting employees engaged in discussions about diversity and inclusion? Perspectives from Beric Alleyne, director of diversity and inclusion, eBay; Joyti Chopra, chief diversity and sustainability officer, MGM Resorts; and Kamillah Knight, diversity and inclusion lead, Unilever (19:32)
  3. Erika Karp, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital, chats up the secret ingredient for catalyzing innovation and entrepreneurship (23:30)


How do you solve a problem like packaging (25:20)
For one thing, it takes understanding the potential carbon impact trade-offs of switching from one format to another. We hear from Katrina Shum, sustainability officer for Lush North America; Christopher Davidson, director of corporate sustainability with WestRock; and Olga Kachook, project manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, GreenBlue.
Practical advice for corporate policy leadership (30:55)

Victoria Mills, managing director of the Environmental Defense Fund, offers tips for companies ready to engage more actively in advocating for climate-related legislation and government policies — at the state, local and federal level. It's part of EDF's Triple AAA Framework: Advocate, Align and Allocate. 

Introducing ... the Capitals Coalition (40:30)
The Capitals Coalition unites two previous organizations, the Natural Capital Coalition and the Social & Human Capital Coalition. Its mission: to "deliver desperately needed systemic change by bringing nature and people into the heart of decision making." Capitals Coalition CEO Mark Gough chats about why money shouldn't be the only form of value considered in economic decisions.  

*Music in this episode by Admiral Bob: "Two Guitars," "Trillium Line," "Sax, Guitar and Organ at the Club" and "Confederation Line"

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