Episode 57: Bill Gates bankrolls clean energy; Racial diversity in sustainability
Welcome to the last GreenBiz 350 podcast episode of 2016. Click play on the track above to listen to get this week's news about sustainable business. You also can stream or download every episode on iTunes, Soundcloud and wherever else you listen to podcasts.
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GreenBiz week in review
Tune in at 4:15 minutes for a weekly roundup of news.
- Bill Gates, allies launch $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures
- Could green-collar jobs go the way of coal miners?
- The human stories behind the ‘coal wars’
- You'll never guess how CO2 can save us
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.
Why McDonalds and United Airlines are moving to the city (18:10)
Karen Weigert, the Senior Fellow of Global Cities for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the former CSO for Chicago makes the sustainability case for urban corporate offices.
The challenges of diversity in sustainability leadership (26:00)
GreenBiz Associate Editor Anya Khalamayzer reports on the findings of the "Diversity Derailed" report recently released by Green 2.0, an organization that works to advance racial diversity in the environmental stewardship sector. The voices of Whitney Tome, the executive director of Green 2.0; and Jamie Hechinger, a consultant at the recruitment firm Russell Reynolds, are featured.