Nov 1, 2021
Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for October 2021
On the eve of COP26, hosts Denise Odaro and Shari Friedman discuss the recent IEA warning that based on current emissions pledges, the world is still on course for a 2.7C rise. Plus, this month's top public and private trends and an audience question from New York City.
Oct 14, 2021
Seeking Transparency in the Unburnable // S4E1
One key to every net zero path is comprehensive reporting, but that can't happen if key variables are excluded. For example, if you're tracking emissions, it's important to track not only the amount of carbon in the air, but how much is being burned. Another factor may be fit. That is, are market actions matching what the science is telling us? Well... are they? Carbon Tracker's Mark Campanale joins Climate Biz to dish the dirt... or perhaps the carbon.
Oct 10, 2021
Sustainability Trends: Top 3 Picks for September 2021
Join Shari and Denise as they dive into the biggest news in climate business over the last few months. They focus on the new IPCC report, climate at the UN General Assembly, and wrap up with the world's newest (and biggest) Orca plant in Iceland.
Sep 20, 2021
Navigating the Green Brick Road towards a Net Zero Path // Preview
In Season 4, Climate Biz will build upon the blueprints presented in episodes past in areas such as heating/cooling, cement, fashion, sustainability linked investing, so that together we can consider better practices, avoid past mistakes, and devise a pathway to Net Zero. Listen in to get a head start and discover where financing is looking for solutions.
Aug 24, 2021
Season 3 | Episode 15 | Dalmia Cement: Greening the Gray
Cement is often literally the foundation of our infrastructure. It’s an essential product, but also a problematic one. Globally, 8% of our carbon footprint comes from its production. Mahendra Singhi, CEO of India’s Dalmia Cement is taking on the problem using a multi-pronged strategy he describes as “clean, green, and profitable.” But utilizing alternative energy, better mixes & biomass to reach net zero is not enough for Singhi. His true goal is for Dalmia to become a net negative carbon producer by 2040.
Aug 10, 2021
Season 3 | Episode 14 | Green Bonds Part II: H&M and VF Corp join the Green Bond Movement
Green bonds have become more than just fashionable and a new trend in sustainability-linked bonds. Globally, regulators aim to incentivize and elevate green bonds to become the gold standard for companies looking to raise money for climate-friendly projects. This move could make green bonds an essential part of every corporate wardrobe. Fittingly (pun intended), ClimateBiz spoke to two pioneers in the apparel industry, VF Corp and H&M to discuss their recent offerings.
Jul 6, 2021
Season 3 | Episode 13 | Green Bonds Part I: Evolution of a Revolution
When the first Green Bonds were issued in the late 2000s, no one imagined the demand to come. The first public offering was done by IFC and it sold out in only a few hours. Since then, Green Bonds have grown from around $2.5 billion in 2012 over $270 billion in 2020 with analysts projecting even further growth this year. Today, bonds are sought out as an investment option by pensions funds, insurers, and central banks, but according to Sean Kidney, CEO at the Climate Bonds Initiative and IFC's Treasurer John Gandolfo, their greatest potential may lie in their ability to change the terms of the debate.
Jun 22, 2021
Season 3 | Episode 12 | ACCIONA: A Business as Unusual in Unusual Times
It's one thing to fit all the puzzle pieces together when constructing your energy portfolio, but another to do so while trying to design a whole new picture at the same time. Rafael Mateo, CEO of Energy at ACCIONA, says growth in the renewable energy market requires flexibility, nimbleness, and the ability to keep an eye open for innovative technologies. ClimateBiz host Shari Friedman caught up to him to discuss how the Spanish company is attempting to "look around the corner" in order to build capacity not only for today, but for the economy of the future.