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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 97: Carbon pricing goes mainstream; Global Goals accelerate

In this week's episode, companies find value in the circular economy, partnering for global green growth and a visit with an inspiring educator.

Week in Review

Tune in around 9:55 for a weekly roundup of news.

1. This testbed in Iceland sucks carbon dioxide out of the air 

2. Carbon pricing is becoming the norm for big companies 

3. Three-quarters of companies don't acknowledge climate risks 

Featured stories

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

1. Green Bronx Machine turns public schools into a test kitchen for student success (20:00)

Stephen Ritz, teacher and founder of the Green Bronx Machine, shows Joel Makower around the school where he works and gardens, teaching students about cooking, nutrition, STEM subjects and self-esteem.

2. Partnering for Green Growth (31:00)

We've all heard of the U.N. Global Goals by now, but what's less clear are the pathways by which governments and businesses will get there. Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute, discusses how the new Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 (P4G) accelerator will develop public-private ideas for sustainable development that positively affect society and the environment.

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.

• While a truly circular economy may be many years from reality, companies and industries are increasingly putting its principles into practice. How are manufacturers devising unconventional uses for everyday waste? And how to best deal with the residual material? Tune in for answers during our webcast, "Putting the Circular Economy into Practice: Real World Examples," at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 24. 

• Save the date for GreenBiz 18Feb. 6-8 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

• 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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