GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 95: Turning vision into reality; GM bolts into the future

Week in Review

Tune in around 4:25 for a weekly roundup of news.

1.The growing momentum for science-based targets 

2. Why more utilities are embracing the low-carbon future

Featured stories

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

1. How supply chain executives think about sustainability (15:15)

Most have adopted it as a core feature of operations, says Alex Blanco, executive vice president and chief supply chain officer for Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technology and services to the food, energy, healthcare and hospitality markets. 

2. Turning vision into reality for corporate recyclers (22:15)

One organization's trash can be a key component to another's manufacturing operations. The Cascading Materials Vision, an alliance between nonprofits, municipal recycling operators and corporate stakeholders, sets out a roadmap from curbside bin to factory floor. Adam Shalapin, sustainability manager at Ball, talks about how putting a value on waste proved valuable.  

3. Bolting into the future (31:45)

Peter Kosak, executive director of urban mobility at General Motors, on the allure of EV (like the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt), how the company is helping cities gather data, and what surprised him most about the test so far. 

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• As municipalities embrace "smart city" solutions, from lighting to mobility to healthcare, there is an opportunity for utilities to drive new sources of revenue and customer engagement and to remain competitive amid a changing energy landscape. Explore these pathways in our free webinar, "Navigating the Energy-City Nexus: The role of companies, utilities and technology" on Oct. 10 at 1 pm ET. Register here.

• 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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