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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 246: Celebrating the sustainability profession, the 'clean fight'


Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (3:45).


The New York clean energy scene (14:40) 

We chat with two executives representing The Clean Fight NYC, a building decarbonization initiative led by New Energy Nexus and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Insights from Kate Frucher, managing director of The Clean Fight, and John Hoekstra, global vice president of sustainability and cleantech at Schneider Electric. 

Optimizing tires for EVs (27:10) 

Goodyear Chief Technology Officer Chris Helsel talks about how the giant tire manufacturer is prioritizing design for electric vehicles, which have different weight and acceleration requirements than counterparts for gas-powered cars, trucks and vans.

Under pressure: What's influencing corporate ESG strategy (30:45) 

A trifecta of factors — the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequity and hyper-partisan politics — are reshaping how companies think about environmental, social and governance issues. GreenBiz and EDF+Business at the Environment Defense Fund are teaming on research to track those pressures. GreenBiz Vice President and Senior Analyst John Davies and EDF+Business Vice President Tom Murray weigh in on the data.

Celebrating climate professionals young and old-er (39:15) 

Nov. 24 marks the inaugural Day of the Climate Professional, dedicated to recognizing those who have dedicated their careers to working on climate action. Joel Makower chats with Steven Carlson, U.S. lead for the organizing group Youth Climate Leaders. 

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Curiosity," "Southside," "More On That Later," "Night Caves," "New Day," Sad Marimba Planet," "I'm Going For A Coffee" and "As I Was Saying"

*This episode was sponsored by Salesforce

Resources galore

Say 'hy-drogen' to a decarbonized future. Our latest energy transition webcast at 1 p.m. EST Dec. 8 explores the potential for green hydrogen technologies, with experts from Shell, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Green Hydrogen Coalition. Sign up here.

Recycling's makeover, courtesy of AI and robotics. New technologies are solving logistics logjams and making it simpler to sort more materials. Join the discussion at 1 p.m. EST Dec. 10. 

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