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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 226: Voices of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30, Stephen Ritz on food justice

Plus a highlight from Joel Makower's recent interview with Dow CEO Jim Fitterling.


Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (4:20).


Voices of the 30 Under 30 (14:15)

This week marked the publication of our fifth annual report highlighting rising stars in the field of sustainability. This segment features highlight from our interviews. Stay tuned for additional segments in future episodes of GreenBiz 350.

  • Matt Panopio, program manager for energy and sustainable operations at Amazon, on how companies can influence progress on climate change
  • Daphany Sanchez, executive director with Kinetic Communities Consulting, on equity and resilience
  • Mesbah Sabur, founder of Circularise, on the value of plastics
  • Sasha Ponomareva, green operations specialist for San Francisco International Airport, on collaboration
  • Jasmine A. Lomax, manager of sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Kilroy Realty, on why changing construction is her passion

Stephen Ritz: Move from philanthropy to policy (30:00)

The peripatetic founder of Green Bronx Machine, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students in low-income communities learn about healthy eating by growing their own vegetables, advocates the need for systemic change rather than corporate charity: "I never limit my challenge, I always believe in challenging my limits."   

Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on technologies for addressing plastic waste (38:15)

In this audio excerpt from a recent interview, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling addresses the company's work on addressing plastic waste and the technologies the industry needs to scale solutions. To watch the complete interview, visit this page.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Waiting for the Moment that Never Comes," "Knowing the Truth," "More on that Later," Thinking It Over," "Curiosity," "Late Night Tales" and Introducing the Pre-roll"

*This episode is sponsored by West Rock and Amazon. 

Virtual conversations

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

Fleet of clean fleet. Real-life lessons for trucking's future. Sign up for the conversation at 1 p.m. EDT July 2.

Planning for climate risk. Join experts from Verizon, NRG Energy and Oliver Wyman at 1 p.m. EDT July 14 for a discussion on strategies for scenario planning and risk disclosure. 

In conversation with former Unilever CEO Paul Polman. One of the most influential voices in sustainability joins Executive Editor Joel Makower at 1 p.m. EDT July 16 for a one-on-one conversation about redesigning business and commerce in the post-pandemic era to better address sustainability and social challenges.

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.

Do we have a newsletter for you! We produce six weekly newsletters: GreenBuzz by Executive Editor Joel Makower (Monday); Transport Weekly by Senior Writer and Analyst Katie Fehrenbacher (Tuesday); VERGE Weekly by Executive Director Shana Rappaport and Editorial Director Heather Clancy (Wednesday); Energy Weekly by Senior Energy Analyst Sarah Golden (Thursday); Food Weekly by Carbon and Food Analyst Jim Giles (Thursday); and Circular Weekly by Director and Senior Analyst Lauren Phipps (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose which you want to receive.

The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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