Episode 53: A Trump fallout at COP22? Rethinking recycling

GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 53: A Trump fallout at COP22? Rethinking recycling

Executive Editor Joel Makower and Senior Writer Lauren Hepler take on the sustainability news of this week. Topics span from corporate support for green infrastructure to build resilient water systems for product supply chains, to attempts at gazing into a crystal ball for the climate impacts of the new president-elect of the U.S.  

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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 5:40 minutes  for a weekly roundup of news.

Does your company have a presidential transition strategy?

Senior Writer Heather Clancy delves into the potential impacts of the recent U.S. election on corporate sustainability, and maps out three ways a company can prepare.

Are companies prepared for $14 billion in water risk?

GreenBiz Associate Editor Anya Khalamayzer looks into a new CDP report called "Thirsty Business: Why Water is Vital to Climate Action," first released at COP22. 

Why PepsiCo aims to repair watersheds in Latin American cities

Senior Writer Barbara Grady looks into why the beverage industry behemoth PepsiCo is launching a project in five areas across Latin America to restore watersheds, and how they are leveraging "green infrastructure" to achieve their goals.

Featured stories

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

A Trump fallout at COP22? (20:18)

What is the fate of COP22 and climate action post-Trump? Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation in WRI's Business Center, weighs in on WRI's growth of their science-based goals program, which gives her hope that the ship has sailed (in a good way) on corporate climate action.

How sustainability fits into enterprise risk management (28:50)

GreenBiz Senior Analyst John Davies evaluates how sustainability professionals can best weigh in on their companies risk mitigation plans.  He describes the new report called  “Unlock Growth by Integrating Sustainability: How to Overcome the Barriers,” published by GreenBiz and developed in partnership with the Marsh & McLennan Companies and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), which aims to close the gap between risk and sustainability.

The Closed Loop Fund, at age two, goes with the flow (35:30)

After two years of engaging and funding municipalities and corporations to get aggressive on recycling, The Closed Loop Fund issued a new progress report, and articulated their intentions to rethink recycling. Jonathan Atwood, head of sustainability for Unilever talks about how much collaboration there has been among the corporate actors that are financially backing The Closed Loop Fund to reach this goal.

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