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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 222: Oprah, the climate investor; yarn about sustainable textiles

Plus, an interview with water strategist Will Sarni.

Week in Review

Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 5:55.


How the pandemic changes digital water strategy (19:00)

One big lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that digital water technologies are more important than ever to ensure access to water, sanitation and hygiene. We chat with GreenBiz columnist Will Sarni, principal at Water Foundry and an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation, about two corporations — Nestle and Anheuser-Busch InBev — that are jumping in with both feet. 

Materials insights into fashion (31:20)

Liesl Truscott, director of European and materials strategy for Textile Exchange, shares findings from the NGO's new "Material Change" report, published this week. One key finding: Circularity needs to be a much bigger consideration for the fashion industry.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Trying Anything Once," "Puzzle Pieces," "Evening Glow" and "Places Unseen."

Virtual conversations

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

The future of risk assessment. Ideas for building a supply chain resilient to both short-term disruptions such as the pandemic and long-term risks such as climate change. Register here for the session at 1 p.m. EDT June 16.

Supply chains and circularity. Join us at 1 p.m. EDT June 23 for a discussion of how companies such as Interface are getting suppliers to buy into circular models for manufacturing, distribution and beyond. 

Resources galore

State of the Profession. Our sixth report examining the evolving role of corporate sustainability leaders. Download it here.

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

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