‘Climate Rising’ examines climate change’s impact on the business world

Science October 23, 2022
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Harvard Business School and Environment Initiative present “Climate Rising,” a semimonthly podcast on how climate change impacts the business world. The series features conversations with Harvard Business School’s faculty, business executives, and policy leaders to explore companies’ actions, what they will do, and should do for the future of climate change.

Podcast guests will investigate what issues and opportunities climate change pose when making decisions like where to locate, technologies to use and develop, putting strategies in place, and more. Episodes will discuss business concerns that come into play with products, customer engagement, marketing, policies, and more.

Stream this series in any order with over 30 standalone episodes to choose from. The average episode runs less than an hour each and spotlights efforts from a variety of industries including the U.S. Navy, engineering, technology, fashion, forest management, transportation, and many more.

HP’s Chief Impact Officer Ellen Jackowski, examined the brand’s climate targets to net zero and how HP is shifting its business model in response to climate change. She explains how HP includes their employees in all efforts and they are meeting customer demands for increased climate-mindful initiatives.

In a bonus episode, Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO Joey Zwillinger sat down with Prof. Michael Toffel, and Cold Call host Brian Kenny to examine the fashion industry’s environmental impact. Zwillinger shared the company’s practices like deciding when to share its knowledge about production and material with competitors to help decarbonize fashion.

Earlier episodes in the podcast’s feed discussed agriculture, how the wind industry is developing, increasing solar power’s impact, and more.

Walmart, Inc.’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin joined an episode to describe the business’ goal to avoid a gigaton of future greenhouse gas emissions and focus on supply chain decarbonization by 2030.

To learn more about industry game changers making climate-conscious decisions and climate change’s impact on businesses, tune in monthly for new episodes of “Climate Rising.”

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