Episode 41: Food data players to watch; a corporate renewables crash course
This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A look at where agriculture meets cap-and-trade climate policy, plus a breakdown of the organizations catalyzing corporate clean energy.
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Exxon, the Olympics and greenwashing 2.0
There was no sign of Exxon Mobil the oil company among the sponsors at the recently-wrapped Rio Olympics. Exxon the alternative energy company busy developing algae-based biofuels, however, was front and center.
GreenBiz Editor at Large David Crain weighs in on the irony in the piece, "Exxon, the Olympics and Greenwashing 2.0."
8 food data companies to watch
Monitoring fertilizer levels to maximize crop yield and tracking food through distribution to mitigate waste are just the beginning when it comes to the growing field of food data.
Get a rundown of the companies in the industry to know now from Senior Writer Lauren Hepler in the article "8 food data companies to watch."
Sustainability leadership under pressure
GreenBiz Editor at Large Bob Langert, formerly the sustainability chief at McDonald's, is back with part one of a three part series on sustainability leadership.
Read part one now: "Sustainability leadership amid fear and pressure."
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 14:20 and 30:38 to hear this week's features.
Agriculture meets carbon credits
Rice farmers in California are blazing the trail when it comes to linking sustainable agriculture and the state's embattled cap-and-trade system.
Senior Writer Barbara Grady explains in the story "Ag carbon credits go to market, just as cap and trade is questioned."
A guide to corporate renewable energy groups
From the Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center (BRC) to the recently-launched Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), the alphabet soup of groups angling to scale corporate renewable energy purchases is seemingly getting more crowded by the day.
GreenBiz Reporter Sureya Melkonian breaks it all down in this story.
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Tech meets sustainability at VERGE
VERGE 16, our big annual event covering the convergence of technology and sustainability, is just a month away. This year, we're also adding a new summit series covering the circular economy, next-gen buildings, sustainable transportation and the utility of the future.
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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.