Episode 276: FedEx fleet electrification, vanilla virtues
Fri, 07/16/2021 – 02:00
Week in Review (3:45)
- Behind GM’s plan to help suppliers buy clean energy
- Circular economics and the $57B e-waste opportunity
- Inside Natura & Co.’s alternative vision for the Amazon
Vanilla, the flavor of the month (13:00)
Ensuring sustainable vanilla may be both harder and easier than you think. Interview highlights with Don Seville, co-director of the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative.
The net-zero journey (20:05)
There’s a right way and a wrong way to get reach this ambition. VERGE Net Zero conference chair Jim Giles drops by with insights about some strategies that will point us in the proper direction.
How FedEx will deliver on its zero-emissions fleet pledge (28:50)
The delivery and logistics company is investing more than $2 billion in vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration. CSO Mitch Jackson offers an update about its evolving route.
*Music in this episode: “As I Was Saying, ” “Here’s the Thing,” “I’m Going For A Coffee,” “Curiousity,” “Start the Day” and “Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes”