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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 271: ESG and crowdsourcing, Jigar Shah talks climate tech

Plus, more voices from the 2021 cohort of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30.


Week in Review

A discussion of what's making news (3:10)


VERGE Electrify (19:50)

Highlights from the mainstage program. (For last week's discussion, listen to Episode 270.)

  • Jigar Shah, head of the Loan Program Office for the U.S. Department of Energy, riffs on the sort of climate tech that will make for exciting investments and how environmental justice might play a role in funding decisions
  • Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland, California, and Debra Smith, CEO and general manager of Seattle City Light, talk about how to inspire consumers and businesses to embrace electrification

Can ESG help startups with crowdsourcing? (29:00)

Gihan Hyde, founder and CEO of London-based communications consultancy Communique, has some answers.

Meet more of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 (38:30)

We hear from three more members from the 2021 cohort of our report recognizing rising young stars in sustainability:

  • Jamario Jackson, senior community planner at mobility advocacy group TransForm
  • Marta Misiulaityte, sustainability manager for Lithuanian energy firm Ignitis Group
  • Sripriya Navalpakam, sustainability manager for North America at Unilever

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: "Here's The Thing," "Introducing the Pre-roll," "I'm Going For A Coffee," "Thinking It Over," "Slow Lights" and "Knowing the Truth"

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