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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 229: Grokking Gore, channeling Polman, P&G gets back to nature

Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (2:40).


Is meat production sustainable? (13:45)

Meat consumption continues to decline, casting doubt over the future of the supply chain. Jim Giles, who develops the food and carbon programs for the GreenBiz VERGE conference, weighs in on the short-, medium- and long-term implications.

P&G gets back to nature (24:40)

P&G last week announced a series of investments in nature-based solutions — in Brazil, Germany, Northern California and the Philippines — with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality over the next decade. The company's CSO, Virginie Helias, offers details.

Voices of the 30 Under 30 (34:20)

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. 

  • Arturo Elizondo, CEO of Clara Foods, on navigating government and learning patience
  • Alyssa Harding, executive director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association, on racial justice and equity in the food system 

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes," "Knowing the Truth," "Slow Lights," "Start the Day," "Thinking It Over" and "The Secret to Growing Up"

Virtual conversations

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

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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