Jul 27, 2022
Oatly! A conversation with Ashley Allen, Chief Sustainability Officer
In this episode, Denise and Shari have a conversation with Ashley Allen, Chief Sustainability Officer at Oatly, producer of oat-based dairy substitute products. They discuss the origins of the company, Oatly's rapid growth in the US, plus they take a deep dive into their farming and sustainability practices. For more information visit: www.ifc.org/climatebiz, www.oatly.com.
Jul 11, 2022
Sustainability Trends: Top Picks
On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the hottest news in climate finance and sustainability including ESG, The Voluntary Carbon Market, Greenwashing and The US Supreme Court's decision on the EPA.
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.
May 25, 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 including Davos, SEC review into ESG and a look at Tesla's removal from the S&P ESG 500 index.
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.
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.
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.
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.