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Innovation for Sustainability

Feeding a Growing Planet in a Warming Age: Decarbonizing the Agriculture Industry

Becky Duff discusses the largest sources of GHG emissions – livestock farming and soil management – and explores the best practices and technologies that support carbon-smart farming. She also discusses the levers and opportunities in more detail with Darden Professor Mike Lenox.

Innovation: Key to Any Green Policy

Ambitious and polarizing, the Green New Deal brought the climate discussion back to the fore of government debate. But federal policy is not the only driver of impact on this crucial challenge.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Manufacturing Sector

We focus on the three largest emitters of CO2 – steel, cement, and petrochemicals – and explore some of the ideas and technologies best positioned to decarbonize these industries, and the challenges faced for broader adoption. We then discuss the levers and opportunities in the industrial sector with Darden Professor Mike Lenox.

Can Business Save the Earth?

The Earth is in trouble. Spoiler alert: There are no easy fixes. Many experts — including scientists, policymakers and business leaders — argue that to address sustainability challenges requires innovation on a massive scale. In the environmental crisis, the acceleration and adoption of sustainable technologies could change the game.

Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry

This podcast reviews four zero-carbon emission generation sources and technologies that could lead us into the clean energy future – hydropower, nuclear energy, wind, and solar. Followed by a discussion on levers and opportunities for solar and wind adoption .

Decarbonizing the Automobile Industry

This podcast tells the story of the electric car and the market conditions and innovations that have paved the way for electric cars today, followed with an interview with Darden Professor Mike Lenox, an expert in business innovation and strategy and co-author on the report titled Path to 2060: Decarbonization of the Automobile Industry.

Greenwashing: In the Eye of the Beholder

Greenwashing is whitewashing, or hypocrisy, in the business world with regard to environmental claims. It’s when a company presents a façade of being “green,” or doing something environmentally friendly, while not fully living up to that claim — usually in order to gain the favor of consumers, activists or the wider public.

Innovating for Sustainability: Will Business Rise to the Challenge?

There is no question the current sustainability crisis — from climate change to resource depletion — requires that the world transition to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly economy. The question is how to do this quickly.