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Episode 63: Banks remove blinders to climate risks; Beyond LEED with USGBC CEO

On this week: Holmes Hummel on taking the energy revolution to the utilities of the heartland. Can the conservative case for climate action thwart the Trumpocalpse?

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.

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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 3:44 minutes for a weekly roundup of news.

Featured stories

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.

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