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Hewlett Packard: Amplifying the Sustainable Build

Jun 10, 2022

Hewlett Packard: Amplifying the Sustainable Build

The question of how to be sustainable when you work in 170 countries with a 170 different sets of laws, rules, resources and cultures requires looking beyond the doors of your factory. For Hewlett Packard, everything they do starts with three pillars: climate, human rights and digital equity, but Ellen Jackowski, HP's Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, says that's just the start. For HP to reach net zero by 2030 and reduce their absolute footprint by 50% they need buy-in across all aspects of their $50 billion dollar supply chain. That's what their Amplify Impact program is about. But even that won't do it. Jackowski believes that you need to work with municipalities to develop the type of green infrastructure that allows a company like HP to reduce their footprint. That's why they joined the Clean Energy Demand Initiative.

Sustainability Trends: Top Picks for May 2022

May 31, 2022

Sustainability Trends: Top Picks for May 2022

On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the hottest news in climate finance and sustainability.

People, Planet, and Profit... and the youth shall lead us to a triple bottom line

May 12, 2022

People, Planet, and Profit... and the youth shall lead us to a triple bottom line

Guided by the principles of people, planet, profit, and empathy, Kehkashan Basu and Steve Petterson are among the new generation of leaders trying to impact our future through better sustainable practices and investments. Whether its by organizing activities in over 26 countries that have led to the planting tens of thousands of trees, thousands of mangroves, solar installations, as the 21-year old Basu has with her Green Hope foundation or by rethinking the rules of investment by including social and environmental triggers that reduce the cost of loans and choosing investments on the basis of social impact vs profit as Petterson, founder of the National Social Value Fund does... These two youths are not only leading, but perhaps forging a new way in business and advocacy.

Sustainability Trends: Top Picks for April 2022

Apr 28, 2022

Sustainability Trends: Top Picks for April 2022

This month, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that methane emissions from all sources have reached a record high. While CO2 is still the predominant cause of global warming, methane's impact is around 25X greater. On this episode, Denise and Shari tackle methane, resilient housing, and the mixed response to Climate Resolutions are getting from major banks.

Kim Stanley Robinson and the Ministry of the Speculative Carbon Market // S4E7

Apr 14, 2022

Kim Stanley Robinson and the Ministry of the Speculative Carbon Market // S4E7

After speaking with the UN and COP26, Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson stops by to speak with Denise and Shari about carbon coins, geoengineering, the role of central banks in solving a climate crisis, and the possibility of an optimistic future. Robinson's latest novel, Ministry for the Future, has garnered wide acclaim not just among readers of fiction, but in professional circles. The solutions he promotes have catalyzed discussions from think tanks to board rooms. Will Ministry change the future? One thing's for sure, Robinson's writings and predictions drawn from over twenty-five years of writing and research provides him with a depth of prescience few crystal balls can match.

Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for March 2022

Mar 31, 2022

Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for March 2022

On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the most important news stories in climate finance and sustainability.

Eight on Eight: Women, Leadership, and the Sustainability Charge // S4E6

Mar 10, 2022

Eight on Eight: Women, Leadership, and the Sustainability Charge // S4E6

In life, we encounter many types of leaders: those who stir our imagination and ignite us to action; those who through their silent deeds provide an example to follow; and those who as teachers give us the tools we need to become leaders ourselves. On this very special episode of Climate Biz we're going to meet eight female climate leaders who are moving to meet today's challenges.

Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for February 2022

Feb 24, 2022

Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for February 2022

On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the hottest news in climate finance and sustainability.

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