Episode 52: Sustainability in the Trump era? Plus, COP22 kick-off
Between the election in the U.S., the start of COP22 and the pipeline protests in Standing Rock North Dakota, it's been a turbulent week — to put it mildly. We try to make sense of what it all means for sustainable business on this latest GreenBiz 350 podcast.
Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:
GreenBiz week in review
Tune in at 2:40 minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.
An open letter to the GreenBiz community
The morning after Donald Trump — the man who infamously claimed that climate change is a hoax played on us "by and for the Chinese" — was elected to be the next President of the United States, GreenBiz Editor in Chief Joel Makower sent the GreenBiz community an open letter of encouragement and resolve.
Sustainability voices react to Donald Trump's victory
Check out this Twitter round-up of what the sustainability world was saying the night of the election.
President-elect Trump should heed these state mandates
GreenBiz senior writer Heather Clancy gives some perspective to what happened with climate measures that were on the ballot at the state level, including Washington's failed carbon tax, Nevada's breakup of its utility monopoly, California's anti-fracking measures and utility backed-solar in Florida.
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.
COP22 Kicks off (18:40)
Nigel Topping, the CEO of the We Mean Business coalition, speaks about what is going on in Marrakech at the COP22 international climate negotiations.
Are companies listening to Standing Rock? (24:20)
Thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Standing Rock North Dakota currently underway from GreenBiz's Shaandiin Ceder, a Native person working in the corporate sustainability world.