GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 92: Clean energy buyers shift policy; a risky future

Week in Review

Tune in around 9:00 for a weekly roundup of news.

1. Clean energy buyers team up to reshape policy landscape

2. Let's not greenwash the SDGs

3. BSR at 25: What businesses need to succeed

4. Why trickle-down sustainability doesn't work 

Featured stories

An in-depth look at stories changing the game for business and sustainability. 

1. Help, the multinational ate my homework! (22:00)

Scot Case, senior associate at Springboard International, discusses why corporate sustainability pledges often become nothing more substantive than a report by the time they trickle down through supply chains

2. The future of risk after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (30:25)

Combined, the two hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean, Texas and the Southeast U.S. last week caused $200 billion in damages, comparable to the entirety of Hurricane Katrina. Chris Castro, director of sustainability for the city of Orlando, talks about how city resilience officers must adapt to the new normal. 

3. Corporates are leading the charge for clean energy (38:55)

A sneak preview of the findings of our upcoming research report on the state of clean energy buying, created in partnership with Apex Clean Energy. Paul Carp, research director at GreenBiz, discusses the research that will be unveiled Thursday at VERGE 17 in a session called "Real-Time Revelations About Buying Renewable Energy." Hint: Almost half of corporates plan to actively purchase renewable energy in the next decade. 

What's new at GreenBiz?

News, events, webcasts — the list goes on. Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest in sustainability by keeping up with GreenBiz.

• Join us for VERGE 17 in Santa Clara, California, from Sept. 19 to 21. If you aren't able to attend in person, there will be an opportunity to sign up for the free virtual event covering the latest technologies, tools and trends accelerating the clean economy.

• Illuminate the development of smart city street lighting from the project planning phase to inter-departmental workflow barriers, IT integration, technology selection and more. Sign up for our free webcast, "Intelligent Street Lights: The Right Foundation for Smart Cities" at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 26.

• The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Stephanie May Joyce.

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