Episode 63: Banks remove blinders to climate risks; Beyond LEED with USGBC CEO
With less than one week till our GreenBiz 17 event in Phoenix Arizona, Executive Editor Joel Makower and Senior Writer Lauren Hepler take a little time out of busy schedules to bring you the sustainability stories of the past week. If you won't be able to attend the conference in person, have no fear: all mainstage sessions will be featured in a free livestream.
Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:
GreenBiz week in review
Tune in at 3:44 minutes for a weekly roundup of news.
- Inside View: 10 minutes with Dave Stangis
- Holmes Hummel from Clean Energy Works
- Are we nearing an energy Trumpocalypse?
- A Conservative Case for Climate Action (New York Times)
- From Amcor to Dow to Veolia, what the 'New Plastics Economy' means
- Walking the talk with custom waste solutions for trade conferences
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.
Stress test: How banks are looking at climate risk (21:30)
GreenBiz writer Keith Larsen takes a close look at the growing trend of large financial institutions undertaking assessments of potential financial risks due to climate change.
Mahesh Ramanujam on USGBC's 'Amazon' goals (29:00)
U.S. Green Building Council's new president and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam spoke to GreenBiz Managing Editor Elsa Wenzel about the direction he plans on leading the USGBC during his term. Hint: Green building may be going global in the near future.
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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian. Music: Jenny's Theme and Boxcar Rag by Audionautix are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.