Talk Green, Play Dirty: Corporate America’s Mixed Record

Questioning science, funding vocal climate denial groups, and encouraging the focus on personal carbon footprints are corporate America’s preferred tools for shifting the responsibility for action on climate from industry to the individual. “Companies that are very much pro-climate action, that are acting in their own operations, are mostly silent on public policy,” says Bill Weihl, former Sustainability Director at Facebook. But with more workers holding their employers accountable and the start of a departure from shareholder-first capitalism, is the role of the corporation shifting? Visit for more information on today's episode. Guests (in order of appearance): Mike Toffel, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School; Founder, Climate Rising Podcast Emily Atkin, Climate Journalist, Heated Newsletter & Podcast Bill Weihl, Founder and Executive Director, ClimateVoice; Former Sustainability Director, Facebook Barbara Freese, Author, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One