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Episode 238: Facebook faces up to criticism, Climate Week conversation

Plus, VC firm Fifth Wall's mission to help 'climate-forward' real estate companies.


Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (7:40).


Facebook faces up to climate misinformation (18:20) 

The social media company's CSO, Edward Palmieri, briefs us on the Climate Science Information Center, a separate, dedicated space on Facebook that connects its community with factual resources from the world's leading climate organizations and actionable steps people can take in their everyday lives to combat climate change.

Fifth Wall's mission in 'climate-friendly' real estate (28:45)

Fifth Wall is the largest venture capital firm focused on technologies and innovations related to real estate. We chat with the Brendan Wallace, co-founder and managing partner, about the company's new fund dedicated to helping the industry reduce the carbon impact of buildings and its recent decisions to become a Certifed B Corporation.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Curiosity," "Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes," "Knowing the Truth," "Late Night Tales" and "Introducing the Pre-roll"

*This episode was sponsored by Amazon and WestRock

Resources galore

A dilemma. How do we develop sustainable packaging solutions that protect food safety and availability everywhere, while living up to critical environmental and climate commitments? Join the discussion at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 29.

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.

Partnerships for packaging. How working together advances low-cost, circular solutions. Register for the webcast at 1 p.m. Oct. 6. 

Innovation in textiles. The global fashion industry is looking toward innovative materials and strategies. Learn more about what's possible in this interactive discussion at 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 13.

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