Episode 51: Walmart ups its CSR game; Live from BSR
Welcome to the latest GreenBiz 350 podcast, where we bring you the news you need to know about sustainable business.
We're live from New York this week at the BSR conference, reporting back with our impressions, highlights and takeaways.
Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:
GreenBiz week in review
Tune in at 4:40 minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.
3 tips from the trenches for corporate renewables buyers
GreenBiz senior writer Heather Clancy gleans three insider lessons during a GreenBiz webcast earlier this week, "Renewable Energy Purchases: Not Just for the Fortune 100 Anymore." Hear about how companies that aren't in the Fortune 100 are managing to sign deals for renewable energy.
Why General Growth ranks among the top 10 solar buyers
General Growth Properties (GGP), one of the world's largest real estate investment trusts, may also be the largest solar energy buyer you've never heard of. Hear GGP's executive vice president and chief operating officer Shobi Khan talk about why he thinks renewables make sense even for purely financial reasons.
GE, Dell and Walmart get aggressive on climate
From brand to revenue to risk, BSR's Ran Tao lays out exactly why businesses are taking on climate and energy issues in "GE, Dell and Walmart get aggressive on climate."
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 16:20 and 27:25 to hear this week's features.
"Be Bold" at BSR
GreenBiz Editor in Chief Joel Makower spoke to BSR CEO Aron Cramer about what it means for a company to live up to the motto of this year's BSR conference: "Be Bold."
Inside Walmart's 2025 sustainability goals
Walmart has just released its updated list of sustainability goals, including a pledge to be running on 50 percent renewable energy by 2025. Listen in to Kathleen McLaughlin, Walmart's chief sustainability officer and Dan Bartlett, the company's Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs.