Episode 75: Businesses stand by Energy Star, REBA and Paris
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Week in Review
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- My defining moment? Earning a permanent seat at the table
- Sustainability is disruptive talk but wears incremental trousers
- Why so many businesses want to save Energy Star
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.
Corporates combine purchasing power to procure renewables (30:06)
More businesses than ever are actively participating in the alternative energy electricity marketplace. Still, it remains more difficult to procure clean power, especially electricity that can be used in a company's operations. Heather Clancy discusses the NGOs that are helping pave the way in "REBA: More businesses than ever want to buy clean power."
Google, the North Face and Tiffany & Co. say "yes" to Paris (40:08)
More than 200 institutional investors, with a combined $15 trillion in assets, took out a full-page ad in major newspapers saying, "We're still in" on the Paris climate agreement — including Tiffany & Co., which tweeted agreement in signature robin's egg blue. Lauren Hepler has the backstory in "Under Pressure, Trump punts on Paris climate deal."
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