Episode 255: Reflections and highlights from GreenBiz 21
Fri, 02/12/2021 – 00:15
Week in Review
Stories discussed this week (5:00).
- The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets
- 9 key takeaways from the 600-page Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity
- How climate change can be addressed through executive compensation
GreenBiz 21 highlights (18:00)
Enjoy some highlights from the rich keynote program at this week’s GreenBiz 21 event.
- Sanda Ojiambo, executive director and CEO, United Nations Global Compact
- Sherri Mitchell Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, Indigenous rights attorney and executive director of the Land Peace Foundation
- Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation), attorney, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate
Learning from a young Indigenous activist and educator (30:15)
VERGE Executive Director Shana Rappaport chats with 20-year-old Indigenous educator Danielle Boyer, founder of the STEAM Connection. Boyer was a featured speaker at this week’s GreenBiz 21. Her cause: Ensuring young people of color have access to an education in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Read the Q&A here.
Is it just? A label helps answer that question (37:30)
“Social justice is really the new frontier of transparency,” says Rochelle Routman, chief sustainability and quality officer of HMTX Industries, one company embracing the Just Label designation developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). This segment features Routman, along with ILFI Director of Business Development Shawn Hesse. Read more about the process here.
*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Here’s the Thing,” “I’m Going for a Coffee,” “Looking Back,” “Arcade Montage” and “Knowing the Truth”