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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 214: What CSOs should do now, agtech and animal health

Two sustainable business leaders, JLL's Cynthia Curtis and PwC's Jeff Senne, join us for a frank chat.

Week in Review

Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 3:00.

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What CSOs are doing amid the pandemic (19:00)

Two sustainability leaders share insights into how COVID-19 is reshaping interactions with employees, customers and partners and how they're flexing their strategies in response. We hear from Cynthia Curtis, senior vice president of sustainability for commercial real estate and property company JLL, and Jeff Senne, responsible business leaders with consulting firm PwC. Plus our own John Davies offers insights based on his chats with the GreenBiz Executive Network, our peer-to-peer learning community for sustainability teams. 

Agtech is still fertile (35:20)

Almost $20 billion flowed into food-related innovation — both information technology and biotechnology — during 2019. One of the most fertile categories within this big menu is agricultural biotechnology, particularly alternatives for plant and animal health. We spoke with Mike Rohlfsen, vice president of business development at TechAccel, about the fundamentals driving investments, how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect progress in 2020, and why animal feed and aquaculture startups are particularly hot. Read more.

*Music in this episode by Lee Roseveree: "4th Ave Walkup," "Arcade Montage," "I'm Going for a Coffee" and "Here's the Thing"

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