GreenBiz 350

Episode 49: Young sustainability leader siblings chat; GRI goes modular

This week, Executive Editor Joel Makower and Senior Writer Lauren Hepler take on the news of the week — from Oakland, Calif. and Madison, Wisc. This week's topics: Companies and NGOs partner up to fight the California drought; HFCs, the potent greenhouse gas, are to be phased out globally.

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

GreenBiz week in review

Tune in at 4:45 minutes  for a weekly roundup of news.

It's time to bid adieu to HFCs

Nearly 200 countries signed onto an amendment to the existing Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (found in refrigerators, HVAC systems and some aerosols), which could knock off up to half a degree Celsius of warming by the end of the century.

4 bold collaborations tackling California's drought

Anya Khalamayzer writes about the organizations — including Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé, and NGOs such as The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund. — announced their support for four projects that aim to protect California’s water resources as part of the California Water Action Collaborative.

Pirelli: The future of an 'internet of tires' speeds ahead

Katie Ellman spoke to the head of sustainability for Pirelli Tire to talk about what the world of tires will look like with autonomous cars around?

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune in around 18:40 and 41:31 for this week's features.

Surprising sustainability lessons from Africa and the Middle East

Sustainability storytelling and communications expert Amon Rappaport talks with his sister (and GreenBiz's Director of Engagement for VERGE) Shana Rappaport about the lessons he gleaned from a recent trip.