Episode 225: Lyft’s electrifying declaration, please open the windows
Fri, 06/19/2020 – 02:30
Week in Review
Stories discussed this week (4:27).
- To make offices safe during COVID-19, buildings need a breath of fresh air
- Unilever unveils climate and nature fund worth more than $1 billion
- How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste
- The unmasking of Corporate America
Moving from analysis to action on circular food (29:10)
Emma Chow, project lead on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Food initiative, chats about the role menus play in counteracting food waste and sharing practical steps for addressing the “brittleness” of the existing food system.
ESG and the earnings call (39:40)
Most companies don’t directly address environmental, social and governance concerns on their quarterly earnings calls. That needs to change. Tensie Whelan, director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, offers tips for how companies can buck that trend most effectively.
Lyft drives toward electric vehicles (49:30)
Ride-hailing service Lyft has committed to electrifying all of its cars by 2030. GreenBiz Senior Writer Katie Fehrenbacher has the scoop.
*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “4th Avenue Walkup,” “Arcade Montage,” “I’m Going for a Coffee,” “Here’s the Thing” and “As I Was Saying”
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