REWIND: Aligning Profits with Planet / The Circular Economy

“How do you move from a place of simply trying to stop bad things and asking instead how would you make products and services in a sustainable manner?” asks Adam Davis of Ecosystem Investment Partners. Is it possible to protect profits and the planet? Despite claims that a win for the environment is a loss for the economy, corporations are finding innovative ways to have it both ways, realizing that protecting watersheds and ecosystems can also protect their business. Now, innovative companies are “going circular” by transforming how their products are designed, used, and remade. Can a circular economy salvage the climate and save the planet? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests (Part 1): Gretchen Daily, Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford University Adam Davis, Managing Partner, Ecosystem Investment Partners Barbara Grady, Senior Writer, GreenBiz.com Guests (Part 2): John Lanier, co-author, “Mid-Course Correction Revisited: The Story and Legacy of a Radical Industrialist and his Quest for Authentic Change” (Chelsea Green, 2019) Beth Rattner, executive director, Biomimicry Institute Peter Templeton, president and CEO, Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute “Aligning Profits with the Planet” was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on July 27, 2017 “Can a Circular Economy Salvage the Climate?” was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on May 7, 2019 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


by Climate One