Brainstorm Green

  • A different kind of environmental radical

    Mark Tercek is transforming the Nature Conservancy by partnering with business.

    By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- Mark Tercek, the head of the Nature Conservancy, America's largest environmental group, is not your usual green-minded crusader. As a former partner and head of corporate finance at Goldman Sachs, Tercek is someone who has lived in both worlds. While at Goldman, then-CEO Hank Paulson had asked him to head up the investment MORE

    Apr 30, 2013 10:08 AM ET
  • Transcript: Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald at Brainstorm Green

    Bob McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO, of Procter & Gamble, joined Fortune's Andy Serwer on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. 

    Below is an unedited transcript:

    ANDY SERWER:  Tony had some great shoes.  Did you guys talk about those at all?

    Anyway, we want to turn to a really interesting part of the program, one of my favorites.  Last year we initiated something called the Town Hall Session, MORE

    Apr 30, 2013 9:48 AM ET
  • Transcript: eBay CEO John Donahoe at Brainstorm Green

    John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay, joined Fortune's Adam Lashinsky on stage at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

    Below is an unedited transcript:

    ADAM LASHINSKY:  (In progress) -- the first time it occurred to me that you had -- that you think of eBay as an environmental company, which was when I turned on 60 Minutes and I saw you being interviewed by Leslie Stahl for a MORE

    Apr 30, 2013 9:32 AM ET
  • Wal-Mart's grand, green plans to reduce prices

    Wal-Mart says it plans to create a sustainability index to track every product it sells, cut $1 billion in costs by 2020 through energy efficiency efforts, and pass the savings on to customers.

    - Apr 30, 2013 9:01 AM ET
  • P&G's Bob McDonald is going green for the long haul

    The Procter & Gamble CEO has been facing pressure from certain shareholders. But McDonald says that the right kind of investor gets long-term green goals.

    FORTUNE -- There are no designated green jobs at Procter & Gamble, CEO Bob McDonald told attendees at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference on Monday. Rather, he said, "every one of our jobs is a green job."

    The company is investing in several green initiatives. One is to MORE

    - Apr 30, 2013 7:20 AM ET
  • Transcript: Harrison Ford at Fortune Brainstorm Green

    Harrison Ford, actor and vice chair, Conservation International, joined Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International, in a conversation with Fortune's Andy Serwer at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

    Below is an unedited transcript of the talk -- the audio recording started after the conversation began:

    PETER SELIGMANN:  (In progress) ‑‑ conservation pantry.  And what we began to reflect on was the fact that while we could applaud ourselves, during MORE

    Apr 29, 2013 8:08 PM ET
  • Harrison Ford: There are no great movies on global environmental issues

    Harrison Ford speaks at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference about being an environmentalist on the side.

    FORTUNE -- Of course you know Harrison Ford, but did you know that in his spare time, the actor is the vice-chair of non-profit Conservation International? He joined the group, he told audience members Monday at Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif., for a bit of a breather from his Hollywood life.

    "I became involved MORE

    - Apr 29, 2013 6:25 PM ET
  • In Abu Dhabi's energy oasis, setbacks and progress

    Masdar, the government's high-concept, energy-efficient desert city, is becoming more than an architect's dream.

    By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- The last time we visited Masdar -- the green city being built in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi -- the project wasn't much more than an architect's scheme. Fast-forward and what you'll find is an operating university, the Masdar Institute, and nearby the energy-saving Middle East headquarters tower of Siemens, plus MORE

    Apr 29, 2013 6:47 AM ET
  • A Republican senator on climate change: It's real, we need to fight it

    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski on climate change, the Keystone pipeline, and how technology can make us energy independent.

    By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- Lisa Murkowski is one Republican senator who wants to do something about climate change. Catching up with her after she gave the keynote at the Bloomberg New Energy conference in New York City on her new Energy 20/20 plan, Fortune's Brian Dumaine discussed with this third-generation MORE

    Apr 23, 2013 9:23 AM ET
  • How NASCAR is going green

    NASCAR's green innovation guru talks solar cars, ethanol and other ways the sport is trying to clean up its environmental act.

    By Kurt Wagner, reporter

    FORTUNE -- In many ways, NASCAR shares similarities with the rest of America's top sports leagues: big crowds, big-time athletes, and even bigger money. One way in which NASCAR strays from the pack is in its environmental challenges. Unlike the National Football League or Major League Baseball, NASCAR MORE

    Apr 19, 2013 12:03 PM ET
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