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Season 3 | Episode 3 | Risky Business

Is it only a matter of time before climate risk disclosure is mandatory? Increasingly, government financial regulators are addressing climate change in the financial sector. Steven Rothstein of Ceres, a nonprofit that works with investors and companies to drive sustainability solutions, joined ClimateBiz to discuss the regulatory landscape in the US. Be sure to check out Ceres’ new report, Addressing Climate As a Systemic Risk: A Call to Action for U.S. Financial Regulators.

Nov 24, 2020

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Season 3 | Episode 3 | Risky Business

Nov 24, 2020

Season 3 | Episode 3 | Risky Business

Is it only a matter of time before climate risk disclosure is mandatory? Increasingly, government financial regulators are addressing climate change in the financial sector. Steven Rothstein of Ceres, a nonprofit that works with investors and companies to drive sustainability solutions, joined ClimateBiz to discuss the regulatory landscape in the US. Be sure to check out Ceres’ new report, Addressing Climate As a Systemic Risk: A Call to Action for U.S. Financial Regulators.

Season 3 | Episode 2 | Financing the Green Rebuild

Oct 28, 2020

Season 3 | Episode 2 | Financing the Green Rebuild

How is COVID impacting the outlook for green finance? And how can green finance be part of the recovery, especially in emerging markets? ClimateBiz caught up with Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank Group, South Africa’s largest bank. He shared his views on how COVID is leading to unprecedented levels of public and private collaboration and green investment opportunities he sees in Nigeria, Togo, Senegal, and other locations in the region.

Season 3 | Episode 1 | The Green Recovery

Oct 8, 2020

Season 3 | Episode 1 | The Green Recovery

For the first episode, ClimateBiz gets an insider’s look at the European Commission’s recovery package that is targeting hundreds of billions of Euros in climate investment. Joining the show are Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General of the European Roundtable for Industry, and Feike Sijbesma, Special Corona Envoy for The Netherlands and Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM.

Season 2 | Episode 12 | Connecting Communications & Climate

Jul 23, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 12 | Connecting Communications & Climate

How can we communicate climate information in a way that inspires action? And what are the implications for the private sector? Find out in this episode, featuring a conversation with Andy Revkin, one of America’s most honored and experienced environmental journalists and the founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Season 2 | Episode 11 | Green Is the New Black

Jul 23, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 11 | Green Is the New Black

Did you know that one pair of jeans produces as much greenhouse gas emissions as driving a car more than 80 miles? Transitioning the apparel industry to a low carbon future is a complex problem that involves a vast, interconnected global supply chain. In 2018, fashion stakeholders, including IFC, created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action under the auspices of the United Nations. In this episode, Stefan Seidel, Head of Corporate Sustainability at PUMA and Chair of the Charter Steering Committee, and Laila Petrie, CEO of 2050 and Vice Chair of the Charter, discuss how the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Season 2 | Episode 10 | Net Zero Buildings

Jun 16, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 10 | Net Zero Buildings

You’ve heard about green buildings, but have you heard about net zero buildings? Arthaland, a pioneering developer of green buildings in the Philippines, joins ClimateBiz to discuss how their Century Pacific Tower became the first EDGE-certified Zero Carbon building and how they used a green bond to finance this construction.

Season 2 | Episode 9 | Banking on Climate

May 28, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 9 | Banking on Climate

BNP Paribas is France’s largest commercial bank. ClimateBiz interviewed Pierre Rousseau, Strategic Advisor in Sustainable Business, about how BNP Paribas is lowering its exposure to assets with climate risks and how it is building a green business in renewables, biodiversity, and more. They were an early supporter of the Paris Agreement as well as one of the first international banks to adoptive investment policies regarding coal, oil, and shale gas.

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Investing Sustainably

May 14, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 8 | Investing Sustainably

Generation Investment Management is an asset management company with an unusual philosophy—that incorporating social and environmental criteria creates better companies with better risk-adjusted investment results. Co-founder David Blood joined ClimateBiz to discuss how they make their investment decisions and how this kind of risk management is becoming mainstream.

Season 2 | Episode 7 | Investing in Nature

Apr 22, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 7 | Investing in Nature

ClimateBiz is celebrating Earth Day 2020 by looking into nature-based solutions, which use natural ecosystems and processes to solve societal challenges. There are many examples of this, including reforestation to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Tim Purinton of the DC and Maryland chapter of The Nature Conservancy joins the show to discuss specific solutions in the Chesapeake Bay area and how the private sector is supporting these solutions.

Season 2 | Episode 6 | Hard to Abate—Sasol Edition

Mar 25, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 6 | Hard to Abate—Sasol Edition

South Africa is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions—for context, it emits more than the U.K. even though the U.K.’s GDP is nearly eight times larger. ClimateBiz spoke with Shamini Harrington (VP, Climate Change, Sasol South Africa) about how Sasol, a major industrial player in South Africa, plans to decarbonize its petrochemicals business. In 2019, Sasol released its inaugural report on how it will position itself for resilience in a lower-carbon future.

Season 2 | Episode 5 | From Risk to Reward—Climate Disclosure

Feb 18, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 5 | From Risk to Reward—Climate Disclosure

Climate risk disclosure is a big topic these days for the private sector, especially those companies that are publicly traded. Many have decided to voluntarily disclose their risks and how they are mitigating them. Are mandatory disclosures coming down the pike? Mary Schapiro, former Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and current Special Advisor to Michael Bloomberg, joins ClimateBiz to share her thoughts and predictions.

Season 2 | Episode 4 | Crystal Ball

Jan 21, 2020

Season 2 | Episode 4 | Crystal Ball

It's a new year and a new decade. ClimateBiz asked several industry experts within IFC for their predictions of how climate business opportunities will develop in 2020. Tune in for predictions across the diverse field of climate business.

Season 2 | Episode 3 | A Blueprint for Green Buildings in Emerging Markets

Dec 20, 2019

Season 2 | Episode 3 | A Blueprint for Green Buildings in Emerging Markets

IFC just released a new report, “Green Buildings: A Financial and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets,” that shows how financiers, governments, developers, and buildings owners can take the lead in shaping and accelerating this multitrillion-dollar business opportunity.

Season 2 | Episode 2 | Bringing Sustainability Home – the IKEA Way

Dec 6, 2019

Season 2 | Episode 2 | Bringing Sustainability Home – the IKEA Way

Recorded onsite at Climate Week 2019 in New York, Jesper Brodin, CEO and President of the INGKA Group, which includes the IKEA brand, joined Shari and Marcene to discuss IKEA’s plans to decouple material use from growth. This includes ambitious targets for renewable energy, product suppliers, and transport.

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