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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 4: Steve Jurvetson talks deep learning; the Clean Power Plan playbook


Thanks to everyone who tuned in for the VERGE edition of GreenBiz 350 last week. This week, we're converting that momentum into more deep dives on sustainability in supply chains, Big Data, deep learning and where social equity meets renewable energy.

For those who might be new, GreenBiz 350 is the weekly podcast bringing you the news behind the headlines in sustainable business. Just click the play button above, sit back and listen.

A subscription option through iTunes will be available soon, but for now be sure to check www.greenbiz.com/350 or the GreenBiz Soundcloud for a new podcast every Friday.

Got a question, suggestion or maybe a compliment for the show? Send it to us at [email protected].

Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:

GreenBiz week in review

A weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.

Sustainability as compensation guide

Sick of so-so responses to your bids to engage employees in corporate sustainability initiatives? Consider following the lead of Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, Best Buy and Bank of America, which are among the companies tying sustainability to employee compensation, according to a new CDP report.

Associate Editor Lauren Hepler details the ins and outs of linking executive bonuses, employee salaries and other financial rewards to the environment in a story on "Apple, Google and bribing employees to hit corporate climate goals."

Supply chains go high tech

From logistics and labor to new ratings systems for complex networks of global suppliers, entrepreneurs and established enterprise tech companies alike are pursuing the multibillion-dollar industry of corporate procurement.

The catch? Supply chains aren't your typical startup market, and it's an area that comes with plenty of potential pitfalls. The founder of worker crowdsourcing platform LaborVoices, Kohl Gill, weighs in alongside Hewlett-Packard supply-chain sustainability manager Cimarron Nix.

Carbon Capture

When it comes to carbon, emissions cuts tend to be king. But as Senior Writer Barbara Grady reports, the budding market for products forged through carbon removal techniques presents a whole new frontier.

In the story "Beyond emissions: The promise of products from captured carbon," potential solutions bubble up from biological processes, chemical removal and bio energy.

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.

Steve Jurveston on why sustainability execs must learn to love AI

A deep dive on deep learning was top of mind this week for Senior Writer Heather Clancy, who explained the concept in "Why sustainability execs must learn to love artificial intelligence." (Hint: It's all about what's next in data).

Executive editor Joel Makower spoke to legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Jurveston during the VERGE 2015 event in San Jose. Jurvetson's take on the stakes for sustainability: "What if the best brains on the planet can't solve the world's biggest challenges?"

Can the Clean Power Plan expand access to clean energy?

The Clean Power Plan may have made headlines for riling coal magnates, but Green For All National Director Vien Truong sees the new regulation designed to curb emissions as an unparalleled opportunity for community organizing around clean energy, as Senior Writer Barbara Grady reports.

Truong and Green For All Founder Van Jones connected the dots between disadvantaged populations and local participation requirements embedded in the policy.

What's new at GreenBiz?

News, events, webcasts — the list goes on. Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest in sustainability by keeping up with GreenBiz.

GreenBiz goes to Paris

Start the clock. With less than a month to go until the United Nations COP21 climate talks in Paris, GreenBiz is gearing up for a livestream from the center of the action with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

Need a refresher on the stakes for businesses, governments and society at large? Don't miss our crash course on COP21 and corporate climate action.

Free online events

Speaking of Paris, don't forget to sign up for our free Nov. 12 webcast, "Paris and Beyond: What’s the Business Opportunity at COP21?" Then, on Nov. 17, we'll switch gears to talk "Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Re-imagining the Future of Business."

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Have a question or suggestion for a future segment? E-mail us at [email protected].

Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.

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