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  • The Secrets of Purpose-Driven Companies, Leaders

    Welcome to another episode of E+E Leader: Sustainability Unveiled. In this encore presentation from the 2023 Solutions Summit, we explore the true essence of purpose-driven companies, distinguishing them from those merely engaging in "purpose talk." The sustainability landscape is evolving, and it's crucial to discern organizations that authentically prioritize environmental and social concerns.

    Our guest, Dev Patnaik, CEO of Jump Associates, takes center stage as he unravels the five key characteristics that set apart purpose-driven companies today. From cultural attributes to leadership traits, we delve into the defining features that go beyond rhetoric and truly make a difference.

    Discover how companies with an activated purpose, stakeholder-centric focus, and a culture aligned with core beliefs engage customers, employees, management, and shareholders at a deeper level. Dev shares insights on how purpose-driven businesses understand the interconnectedness of all stakeholders, fostering creativity and commitment.

    Join us as we explore how purpose isn't just a buzzword—it's a driving force that shapes organizational culture, fosters innovation, and ensures long-term success. Gain practical insights that can transform sustainability rhetoric into purposeful action, creating a positive impact on the world and securing a meaningful place in the hearts of those they serve. Stay tuned for an engaging conversation that unveils the true power of purpose in sustainability.

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  • Setting the Stage: Purpose-Driven Leadership

    Welcome back to another episode Sustainability Unveiled. Today, we will be discussing the importance of purpose-driven leaders and companies in the field of sustainability and energy. As environmental professionals, it is our responsibility to not only focus on the technical aspects of our work but also to understand the bigger picture and the impact of our actions on the environment.

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  • Featured Article: Sustainability in the Age of Generative AI: Addressing Environmental Costs and the Climate Crisis

    A brief overview to get YOU thinking about Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI

    As the use of generative AI continues to rise, so do its environmental costs. Yet, these costs remain largely hidden from the public eye. This poses a challenge for sustainability efforts, as the technology is being used to address the pressing issue of climate change. Climate tech startups are now utilizing generative AI to develop innovative solutions for a greener future. By harnessing the power of AI, these startups can create more efficient and sustainable products and processes. However, it is crucial for these companies to also prioritize the environmental impact of their AI usage. Let's strive for a sustainable future with responsible AI practices.

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  • Featured Article: The Revival of the Estuary: Sea Otters as Catalysts for Ecosystem Restoration

    In the verdant wetlands of Central California, sea otters are quietly becoming the unsung heroes of the Elkhorn Slough. Recent studies indicate that their return has led to a substantial reduction in creek bank erosion, countering the threats posed by rising sea levels and stronger tidal currents.

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  • Featured Article: The Future of Farming – Vertical Agriculture's $59 Billion Revolution

    Unlock the secrets of a green future as we journey through the innovative landscapes of vertical farming! I'm Jessica Hunt, and in today's mind-expanding discussion, we dissect the Straits Research report's forecast of a $59.1 billion boom in the vertical farming market. Prepare to be amazed by the state-of-the-art farming techniques like hydroponics and aeroponics that are not only space-efficient but also champions of year-round production and crop consistency. We're charting a course through the high-yield fields of the future, where cutting-edge technologies and environmental stewardship collide to redefine agriculture.

    The episode is peppered with insights on how these towering green innovations are designed to feed our burgeoning urban populations sustainably while slashing carbon emissions by an impressive 70%. We highlight industry leaders such as AeroFarms and Plenty, who are reshaping the food landscape in North America and Europe with projected growth rates that are nothing short of explosive. By the end of our conversation, it's crystal clear that vertical farming is far from a fleeting trend—it's a robust solution to global resource conservation and food security issues that you won't want to miss learning about. So, tune in and let's grow towards a sustainable tomorrow together!

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  • Expert Advice in 5 Minutes or Less - Marty Neese, CEO, Verdagy

    Marty is the CEO of Verdagy, a green hydrogen electrolyzer company based in Moss Landing, California. Verdagy is seeking to fundamentally change the way industrial-scale hydrogen is produced to massively decarbonize the most difficult sectors of our global economy. Today almost all hydrogen is produced using a reforming process which creates 10X more CO2 than hydrogen. Verdagy is developing electrolyzer technology that will fundamentally change this equation and produce economically attractive green hydrogen at an industrial scale.

    As CEO of Verdagy, Marty’s commitment to addressing climate change is evident in his extensive career – spending the last fifteen years in the clean energy industry working to make solar and now hydrogen the lowest cost, most economic, and most sustainable choice globally. He is a passionate advocate for the transition to a sustainable, circular economy to eliminate the concept of waste.

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  • Featured Article: Cloudy with a Chance of AI: IBM & NASA’s Forecasting Project

    This article explores the collaboration between IBM and NASA, aiming to revolutionize weather and climate forecasting using artificial intelligence. It delves into the significance of accurate predictions, the emergence of AI in forecasting, the development of AI foundation models, and the multifaceted approach to addressing climate challenges. 

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  • Navigating Green Conversations

    In the first episode of "Sustainability Unveiled," Marissa Rosen, founder of Climate Social, shares her journey and insights on sustainability. Emphasizing social media's power, she encourages accountability and transparency. Reflecting on the positive shift in sustainability over the past decade, Marissa offers strategies for embracing eco-friendly practices. Beyond business, she highlights the crucial role of communities in driving change. Join the movement, contribute to the dialogue, and take steps for a more sustainable future! 

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  • Featured Article: A Look at Plastic’s Impact on Climate Change

    In this episode, we unravel the hidden realities of plastic's impact on climate change. Highlighted by a shocking statistic that places plastic's greenhouse gas emissions above the combined output of aviation and shipping industries, we explore the intricate relationship between plastic and climate change.

    From the unsustainable bedrock of plastic production rooted in oil extraction to the emission-heavy processes and distribution challenges, we navigate the journey of plastic from creation to disposal. The episode sheds light on the alarming disposal dilemma, fast fashion's exacerbation of the plastic problem, and the lethal threat plastic poses to marine life and biodiversity.

    Solutions such as transitioning to a circular economy, reducing consumption, and innovative recycling methods are discussed, along with initiatives like CleanHub's efforts to reduce business plastic footprints. 

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  • TRAILER: Season 1, Episode 1 with Marissa Rosen, Founder, Climate Social

    Enjoy a sneak preview of "Navigating Green Conversations with Marissa Rosen, founder of Climate Social."

    This full episode will go live at 9:00 AM ET on 2/8. Don't forget to subscribe for all updates and new episodes! 

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  • Featured Article: Celanese and Under Armour Develop Recyclable Spandex Alternative

    In this week's featured article from E+E Leader, we explore a groundbreaking partnership between industry leaders Celanese Corporation and Under Armour. Together, they have introduced NEOLAST, a revolutionary performance fiber offering a sustainable alternative to traditional spandex or elastane in the dynamic world of apparel.

    As the fashion industry grapples with its environmental impact, NEOLAST emerges as a game-changer, offering a glimpse into a more sustainable future. The article concludes by inviting readers to stay informed and explore transformative sustainability initiatives, showcasing brands like Stella McCartney making strides in reducing waste and carbon impact.

    Listeners are encouraged to take a deeper dive into the study and subscribe to E+E Leader's channel for more insights into sustainable innovations. Thank you for being a part of the community dedicated to uncovering and celebrating advancements in sustainability.

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  • Expert Advice in 5 Minutes or Less – William Theisen, CEO, EcoAct North America

    William leads a team of experts supporting Global and Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement net-zero strategies. This includes managing projects for the private sector at any stage of their sustainability journey, including assessing emissions both direct and throughout the supply chain, setting and creating roadmaps for Science Based Targets (short-term and net-zero), climate scenario analysis, and alignment with reporting frameworks and guidelines (CDP, TCFD, SASB).

    Currently based in NYC, William has an MBA from HEC – Paris and has worked in sustainability and carbon offset project development while based in the USA, France, Mali, and Cambodia.

     Welcome to another episode of "Expert Advice in 5 Minutes or Less." A feature of the new E+E Leader Podcast/Vodcast: Sustainability Unveiled. You are busy. We get it. Sometimes you don’t have time or the bandwidth to listen to an entire episode so this is where we are bringing you, the viewers, a short segment of practical advice from sustainability experts that you can apply to your everyday personal and professional life.  In this episode, Jessica Hunt shares insights from a 2023 conversation she had with William Theisen, the CEO of EcoAct North America

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  • Expert Advice in 5 Minutes or Less - Doug Parker, CEO & Co-Founder of Ecolumix

    Doug Parker is the CEO and co-founder of Ecolumix, a company that provides best-in-class environmental performance data and consulting services to the ESG sector. The company was established to fill a critical gap in credible tools to assess companies’ environmental performance in the accelerating ESG market. With Doug’s extensive experience in environmental management, his focus on data and technology has made Ecolumix an industry leader in this space.


    Welcome to the kick-off episode of "Expert Advice in 5 Minutes or Less." A feature of the new E+E Leader Podcast/Vodcast: Sustainability Unveiled. You are busy. We get it. Sometimes you don’t have time or the bandwidth to listen to an entire episode so this is where we are bringing you, the viewers, a short segment of practical advice from sustainability experts that you can apply to your everyday personal and professional life.

    To read more insights from Doug, check out the feature on E+E Leader's Website. 

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  • Featured Article: Climate Change: A Threat to US Forest Carbon Storage

    Recent research from the University of Florida reveals the contrasting environmental effects on forests in the Western and Eastern United States.

    Featured article of the week: 'E+E Leader: Sustainability Unveiled' as we unravel a captivating story of the intricate dance between nature's wonders and the impacts of climate change Welcome to E+E Leader Sustainability Unveiled! We're thrilled to have you with us today as we delve into a thought-provoking article by Kaleigh Harrison, a distinguished contributing writer for Environment+Energy Leader.

    In today's session, we'll be exploring the article titled "Climate Change: A Threat to US Forest Carbon Storage." Kaleigh Harrison's insights shed light on the critical issue of climate change and its impact on the carbon storage capacity of forests in the United States.

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    Welcome to 'E+E Leader: Sustainability Unveiled,' the groundbreaking podcast/vodcast launching in February 2024! 🚀 Embark on a transformative journey with us as visionary business leaders, industry pioneers, and transformation catalysts converge to explore the dynamic tapestry of sustainability.

    In each episode, we dive deep into topics such as Compliance, Energy Management, Environmental Excellence, Global Supply Chains, Resilient Structures, Sustainable Urban Landscapes, Forward-Thinking, Eco-Friendly Transportation. But we offer more than just insights – we unveil the latest highlights of relevant news, ensuring you stay at the forefront of industry trends.

    What sets 'E+E Leader' apart is the human touch – a personal twist that adds depth to our exploration. Get ready for captivating discussions and thought-provoking dialogues as we deconstruct challenges, celebrate successes, and share the stories shaping the sustainable evolution of industries.

    This is more than a podcast; it's your front-row seat to inspiration and insight. Subscribe now to 'E+E Leader: Sustainability Unveiled' and become part of the movement defining the path to a sustainable tomorrow. Your journey starts here, where each episode unveils a new facet of responsible leadership, accompanied by the latest highlights of relevant news that matter to you. 

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