Episode 207: Levi Strauss and corporate philanthropy, how to talk to CFOs
Plus, outtakes from GreenBiz 20 interviews with Dow CEO Jim Fitterling, Ecolab CEO Doug Baker, Cargill CSO Ruth Kimmelshue and youth activist Brian Mecinas.
Week in Review
Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:45.
- On the money: 8 takeaways from the 2020 GreenFin Summit
- The protein transformation: hyperbole or reality?
- Conserving and restoring forests won’t be cheap and easy after all
GreenBiz 20 Highlights
Highlights from the plenary sessions at the GreenBiz 20 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, begin at 20:38.
- Ruth Kimmelshue, business operations and supply chain, chief sustainability officer at Cargill, on falling short on deforestation (21:31).
- Daniel Lee, executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, on the philosophy of "brands taking stands" in the era of President Trump (22:50).
- Doug Baker, chief executive of water, energy and services company Ecolab, on how environmental, social and governance issues shape the company's high-level conversations with investors (26:51).
- Jim Fitterling, chief executive of Dow, shares his hopes for his legacy at the materials giant (33:20).
- Brian Mecinas, advocacy director for the Arizona Youth Climate Strike, answers the question: "What is your ask of the business community and adults in general?" (34:44)
Finnish company Neste is the world's largest producer of renewable diesel. Katie Fehrenbacher, senior writer and analyst for transportation, shares outtakes from her interview the company's U.S. division president, Jeremy Baines.
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