Episode 254: David Crane chats, PepsiCo CSO talks business
Fri, 02/05/2021 – 02:00
Week in Review
Stories discussed this week (5:25).
- What’s a sustainable (and just) business model?
- What the US could learn from China about how leasing affects EV transition
- How US government procurement can lead the clean economy
It’s risky business as usual (15:45)
The remarkable thing is what has not changed, amid the pandemic. Concerns over environmental risks such as biodiversity loss and extreme weather remain top of mind for leaders in the new Global Risks Report published in late January by the World Economic Forum. Rob Bailey, director of climate resilience for Marsh & McLennan Companies, offers insights.
PepsiCo CSO: ‘I’m a business guy’ (25:30)
Jim Andrew, chief sustainability officer of the food and beverage giant, talks up two new elements of the company’s sustainability mission: its mission to embed environmental considerations into product design and development and two new programs to set an internal price on carbon for employee travel and carrier logistics. You can read the entire interview here.
David Crane charges up (32:35)
David Crane, the former CEO of NRG Energy, talks with GreenBiz Senior Writer Katie Fehrenbacher about why his special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) decided to take EVgo public.
*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “As I Was Saying,” “Introducing the Pre-roll,” “Thinking It Over,” “Start the Day” and “Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes”