Episode 30: John Elkington on what's next; Kashi & Clif Bar grow organics

GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 30: John Elkington on what's next; Kashi & Clif Bar grow organics

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GreenBiz week in review

Tune in at 3:00 minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.

Hitachi hones a sustainability-centric model

What's a 106-year-old company to do when it comes to retooling for the future of business? Executive Editor Joel Makower goes behind the scenes with Japanese tech firm Hitachi in the piece "How 106-year-old Hitachi aims to lead on sustainability solutions."

Can a new green group clean up hospital supplies?

Medical equipment isn't a flashy business, but at $300 million annually, it's certainly a big business. Senior Writer Barbara Grady profiles a new effort to clean up the hospital supply chain with the story "Can Greenhealth Exchange transform hospital supply chains?"

Academia meets cities with MetroLab

How do you make both cities and universities smarter and more effective? Combine their efforts. VERGE Director of Engagement Shana Rappaport explains how a White House-backed initiative is doing just that in the piece "MetroLab: A new era for higher learning in smart cities."

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 22:45 and 34:30 to hear this week's features.

John Elkington goes to Silicon Valley

As the father of the triple-bottom-line business movement and founder of "market catalyst" group Volans, John Elkington knows a thing or two about climate change and innovation.

Makower recently caught up with Elkington on a trip to Silicon Valley for a look at what's next in tech and sustainability.

Where to from here on carbon pricing?

In theory, going organic sounds like a relatively simple change in mindset (and maybe budget). In reality, converting farmland from conventional to organic practices entails a three-year gap in production that companies are now trying to help bridge.
Senior Editor Lauren Hepler reports in the piece "Kashi, Clif Bar and growing the organic food supply chain."

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.

The future of clean energy

Last year there was the COP21 United Nations climate talks. This June, there's the seventh-annual Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 7) in San Francisco, a portion of which GreenBiz will be bringing you live. Stay tuned to for details.

Focus on conservation finance

Driving environmental improvement through financial mechanisms has long been a goal of the green movement. A recent Twitter chat hosted by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, the Conservation Finance Network and GreenBiz laid out the landscape for where we are now in that pursuit.

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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.