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Episode 219: Water, workplaces and well-being

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Week in Review

Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:35.

  1. Why global engagement is essential to sustainable supply chains
  2. Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery
  3. Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals

Features

Intel's water world (16:25)

In 2017, semiconductor and technology manufacturing giant Intel committed to restoring 100 percent of its global water use. This year on Earth Day, the company said it had reached a milestone of 1 billion gallons restored. Todd Brady, director of global public affairs and sustainability, discusses the projects that got it there. 

Workplaces and well-being (31:15)

Last week, three respected real estate companies — Cushman & Wakefield, Hines and Delos — announced an initiative intended to help companies begin the process of reconfiguring their offices to protect employees’ health as they return to work. Here to discuss the project is Paul Scialla, founder and CEO of Delos, which founded both the International Well Building Institute and the Well Building Standard.

On the fringe ... consumers (40:45)

A highlight from our "Seeing into the Future" webcast, featuring sustainability marketing guru Suzanne Shelton.

*This episode was sponsored by Villanova University. 

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes," "Knowing the Truth," "Southside," "Start the Day," "Thinking It Over," "Curiosity" and "Introducing the Pre-Roll"

Virtual Conversations

Mark your calendar for these upcoming GreenBiz webcasts. Can't join live? All of these events also will be available on demand.

Moving to a regenerative food supply. Pioneering companies, NGOs and policymakers will discuss tracking technologies, regenerative agriculture projects and new collaborations that could make food systems more sustainable. Sign up here for the session at 1 p.m. EDT May 12.

In conversation with John Elkington. Don't miss this one-on-one interview featuring GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower and well-respected sustainability consultant John Elkington, who recently published his 20th book, "Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism." Register for the live event at 1 p.m. EDT May 14.

Circularity goes digital. You don't have to wait until August for three great discussions on the circular economy. We'll debate "Reusable Packaging in the Age of Contagion," "Can Recycled Plastic Survive Low Oil Prices" and "Repair, Resilience and Customer Engagement." Register here for our half-day event starting at 1 p.m. EDT May 18.

Scaling municipal fleets. Experts from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ChargePoint, Smart City Columbus and the city of Oakland, California share tips at 1 p.m. EDT May 26.  

This is climate tech. Join respected venture capitalists Nancy Pfund (DBL Partners), Andrew Beebe (Obvious Ventures) and Andrew Chung (1955 Capital) for a discussion at 1 p.m. EDT May 28 about compelling solutions and startups that address the climate crisis — and how big companies can play a role in scaling them.

Resources Galore

The State of Green Business 2020. Our 13th annual analysis of key metrics and trends for the year ahead published here.

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