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Ep 104: Sustainable Innovation, Jad Finck, VP Innovation & Sustainability @Allbirds Learn Educate Discover

    • Business

Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Silicon Valley based eco-friendly woolen shoes company, Allbirds, shares his thoughts on what working in Sustainability is like.

Jad has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA in Finance and Strategy, from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Jad will soon be hiring for his team, keep a lookout for openings on the Allbirds careers page here: https://www.allbirds.com/pages/careers If you're interested in applying, drop us an email with your resume at hello@learneducatediscover.com, so that we can share your resume with Jad.

Some of the areas that Jad touches upon in this episode include:

1. What is Sustainable Innovation
2. Examples of projects - Scouting for new materials, Lifecycle Assessment, etc.
3. Types of activities a Sustainability expert might be work on during a project
4. Interesting and challenging aspects of the job
5. How to be effective at your job - Sustainability needs to be backed by leadership
6. How to assess importance of the sustainability function at a company by talking to people at the company - does it come up without you prompting them on it?
7. Resources: Conferences such as Bio Based Markets, World Bio markets, Sustainable Brands, Outdoor Retailer, etc.
8. How to stand out during recruiting - Have a point of view on what would you do if you were in our company

Thank you for listening!!

Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator
Website www.learneducatediscover.com/
Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/
Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!!
Subscribe to the show on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/learn…ver/id1049159321

Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Silicon Valley based eco-friendly woolen shoes company, Allbirds, shares his thoughts on what working in Sustainability is like.

Jad has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA in Finance and Strategy, from University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Jad will soon be hiring for his team, keep a lookout for openings on the Allbirds careers page here: https://www.allbirds.com/pages/careers If you're interested in applying, drop us an email with your resume at hello@learneducatediscover.com, so that we can share your resume with Jad.

Some of the areas that Jad touches upon in this episode include:

1. What is Sustainable Innovation
2. Examples of projects - Scouting for new materials, Lifecycle Assessment, etc.
3. Types of activities a Sustainability expert might be work on during a project
4. Interesting and challenging aspects of the job
5. How to be effective at your job - Sustainability needs to be backed by leadership
6. How to assess importance of the sustainability function at a company by talking to people at the company - does it come up without you prompting them on it?
7. Resources: Conferences such as Bio Based Markets, World Bio markets, Sustainable Brands, Outdoor Retailer, etc.
8. How to stand out during recruiting - Have a point of view on what would you do if you were in our company

Thank you for listening!!

Follow the show on Twitter @LED_Curator
Website www.learneducatediscover.com/
Like us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/learneducatediscover/
Email us at hello@learneducatediscover. We will reply!!
Subscribe to the show on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/learn…ver/id1049159321

53 min

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