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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.
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In this episode, Denise and Shari discuss the most interesting topics in climate and sustainability over the past month.
- ESG: Environmental Social & Governance
- The Voluntary Carbon Market Initiative and Greenwashing
- The US Supreme Court's decision on the EPA.
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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
On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the hottest news in climate finance and sustainability including: 01:26 Davos and the expansion of the First Movers Coalition
07:46 SEC seeks greater ESG transparency
16:18 Tesla's removal from the S&P 500 ESG Index
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 advocasy.
Sustainability Trends: Top Picks for April
On this episode, Denise and Shari discuss some of the hottest news in climate finance and sustainability including: 01:12 - Earth Day's Sour Tone
05:10 - An Old Solution Counters Methane Emissions
09:44 - Record Number of Climate Resolutions Find Mixed Response
16:58 - The Audience Question of the Month!
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I have enjoyed this podcast immensely and rely on the discussions for a deeper understanding of climate and the businesses that solve the problem, even when governments are paralyzed. Very interesting speakers who are making a difference. Looking forward to season 3!
A lot to learn on Climate Finance
Very well crafted series to learn about how to create businesses which are profitable at the same time good for planet. This is where the key for future of people and plant come together!
Timely and informative!
Great podcast whether or not you work in the climate world. Interesting guests and perspectives on how climate can be good business!