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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Is sustainability undergoing a pandemic pause? 1.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Half of Cargill’s sustainable cocoa now traceable from farm to factory I could go on; there’s more where these came from. Still, this baker’s dozen of storylines provides a peek into what happened in the 31 days just ended, well before most cities and states have started to reopen. Another data point, albeit anecdotal: The 90 or so members of our GreenBiz Executive Network — sustainability leaders at large companies — remain firmly in their jobs. Sure, there's been some churn — both comings and goings — but that's normal. There seem to be precious few layoffs among these professionals. That could change if the downturn drags on, but so far, so good.  Five easy pieces So, why is sustainability still going strong within the private sector amid this terrifying time? Five reasons: 1. Corporate sustainability is a long-term evolution. As several of the above headlines suggest, companies are making commitments into 2025, 2030 and beyond. That means they have set the wheels in motion for long-term structural ...
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The future is uncertain: planning for the long term in a short-term world 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
One silver lining: corporate sustainability professionals are comfortable with complexity and change, and our modus operandi is to plan for the long term.
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Can a #GreenStimulus lead us from breakdown to breakthrough? 9.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the activist-turned commentator Van Jones articulate the vision of building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.
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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy 13.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.
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Mapping out Charlotte's lead on green tariffs 5.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Duke Energy worked with the North Carolina city on its path toward achieving net zero emissions and improving social equity.
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How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable 20.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Collective action is needed.
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Why the University of California is fighting for DACA 13.1.2020 Current Issue
From a campus legal clinic all the way to the Supreme Court, UC stands up for Dreamers.
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Growth in US green economy dwarfs that of fossil fuel industry 4.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Data shows the green economy grew by over $60 billion per year between 2013 and 2016.
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Here’s what could go wrong with the circular economy — and how to keep it on track 18.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
We must make sure that increasing the efficiency of our industrial systems doesn't lead to more consumption.
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The power of social enterprise: Can a forgotten nut boost Nigeria's economy? 15.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An innovative start-up is leveraging the original ingredient in Coca-Cola to kickstart sustainable development in the country.
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Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals 2.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The case for using human-centered design to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Ask a CSO: What is a day in the life of Interface's chief sustainability officer really like? 11.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Erin Meezan, the visionary vice president and chief sustainability officer of Interface Inc.
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The power of job crafting for sustainability jobs — and beyond 28.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Even if your title isn't 'corporate sustainability specialist,' there are still many ways to have an impact.
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Opportunity zones could provide major boost for clean energy, sustainable development 14.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Predictions of $200 to $300 billion investments in the nation’s 8,700+ OZones show the massive opportunity for the private sector.
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New Jersey developer charts course for urban resilience at historic shipyard 8.8.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
And when it comes to tenants, Hugo Neu is prioritizing businesses that have sustainability and economic equity at the core of their strategic plan.
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Sustainability: a(n early career) working definition 9.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
A GreenBiz 30 Under 30 alumni reveals the hype versus the substance of being a young sustainable professional.
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