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Episode 237: Mars' Economics of Mutuality and why nature should be our ally

Plus, why intentional design is pivotal for building circular economies and how Tesla serves as a startup ecosystem.


Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (4:45).


Mars and the Economics of Mutuality (18:40) 

In early September, global food company Mars, which is behind brands Snickers, Pedigree and many more, announced the launch of the Economics of Mutuality Foundation (EoM), an independent organization that aims to empower companies to adopt a responsible and more complete form of capitalism. GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower chats with Bruno Roche, founder and executive director of EoM, who formerly served as a chief economist at Mars, about the foundation's plans.

Why nature should be our ally (27:40)

To address climate change, government, business, and local communities must work together. Through her consultancy, Deborah Brosnan, a scientist who specializes in marine resilience and environmental risk reduction, works to bring together those stakeholders to do just that. Deonna Anderson, associate editor at GreenBiz, sat down with Brosnan to chat about a recent project she completed with the government of Barbuda, her vision for rebuilding for environmental and health resilience, and what keeps her hopeful. Brosnan has an article on the site this week about putting markets to work to address the climate crisis — read it here.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Curiousity," "Waiting For The Moment That Never Comes," "Knowing The Truth," "Looking Back," and "Late Night Tales"

*This episode was sponsored by Amazon and Salesforce

Resources galore

Safety and performance in recycled plastics. UL and HP Inc. share strategies and insights in this conversation at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 22.

Inside The Climate Pledge. Senior executives from Amazon, Global Optimism and Verizon share insights on why collaborative corporate action on the climate crisis is more critical than ever. Join us during Climate Week at noon EDT Sept. 24.

Clean air in California? It's easier than you think. Hear from the California Air Resources Board, the city of Oakland and Neste in this session at 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 1.

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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