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GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 136: The downside of data-driven planning, New York takes a stand on ride-sharing

Week in Review

Tune in around 5:03 for a roundup of news.

  1. What New York’s Uber decision portends for ride-hailing services
  2. The limits of data-driven approaches to planning
  3. Microfiber diet? Humans and other animals are consuming these synthetics

Featured Stories

Proof that change is hard (18:21)
Only 4 percent of companies actually achieve their corporate sustainability goals, largely because they still consider it a reputational, not a strategic, issue. That somewhat discouraging stat comes from ongoing research conducted by Bain & Co. The good news is that result is moving in the right direction. Jenny Davis-Peccoud, partner at Bain and head of the firm’s global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility practice, offers insights into how organizations and sustainability chiefs could tackle this transformation more successfully.
No shortage of innovation here (28:07)
We've got the lowdown on the three dozen startups vying for the chance to pitch their technologies at VERGE 18. This year's Accelerate program is reorganization to align with our three big themes: Energy, Transportation and Circular Economy. Have a favorite among our semifinalists? Cast your vote before the Aug. 20 deadline.

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.

• No buyers' remorse here. Don't miss our free upcoming webcast next week. "The Next Frontier: Emerging Models in Renewable Energy Procurement" is at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 21, featuring experts from Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Center and LevelTen Energy and clean power strategists from AT&T and Iron Mountain. 

• We've launched a new daily newsletter lineup! Monday's GreenBuzz and Wednesday's VERGE Weekly are essentially unchanged. But the lineup includes: Transport Weekly (Tuesday), Energy Weekly (Thursday) and Circular Weekly (Friday). You must subscribe to each newsletter in order to receive it. Please visit this page to choose the newsletters you want to receive.

• Check out our Center Stage podcast, which features the best of live interviews on sustainable business and clean technology, conducted on stage at GreenBiz and VERGE conferences.

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