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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 228: Talking circularity, a 'nature-positive' future

Plus, sound bites from three more 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 honorees.

Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (5:25).


What's in store for the circular economy? (16:55)

Lauren Phipps, director and senior analyst covering circular economy issues at GreenBiz, drops by the podcast studio to chat about the evolving program for Circularity 20 — anticipated to draw more than 10,000 registrants in its free, online format.

The business of nature (24:15)

Akanksha Khatri, head of the Nature Action Agenda for the World Economic Forum, chats about the economic value — more than $10.1 trillion to be specific — that could be created through "nature positive" solutions such as regenerative agriculture. "Think of soil as an asset and not just as dust or dirt," she notes. 

Voices of the 30 Under 30 (34:25)

Last month marked the publication of our fifth annual report highlighting rising stars in the field of sustainability. This segment features more highlights from our interviews. 

  • Sarah Reed, program manager with the Electrification Coalition, on inspiration and leadership in local communities
  • Catherine Nabukalu, project coordinator with the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility, on diversity of perspective and people
  • Ben Price, venture manager at Saint-Gobain, on the role large companies play in innovation

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Southside," "Slow Lights," Curiosity," "Late Night Tales," "I'm Going for a Coffee," "Introducing the Pre-roll" and "Here's the Thing"

*This episode is sponsored by Amazon and West Rock

Virtual conversations

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

SDG ambition. How companies are setting ambitious benchmarks in the areas that will have the greatest business impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Register here for the 1 p.m. EDT July 21 discussion.

Innovation in forest carbon. Learn more about how technology can help derisk and scale forest carbon projects, with Microsoft, Pachama, Verra and World Resources Institute. Sign up for the 1 p.m. EDT Aug. 4 session.

Women in sustainability. This intimate conversation with leaders from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Aptar and Dow will offer insights about a range of topics from how to lead compassionately in a time of crisis to how to navigate systemic corporate obstacles. Join us at 1 p.m. EDT Aug. 13.

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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