Green Business Podcasts: Are You Tuned In?

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In an entrepreneur’s world, staying current means staying ahead of the competition. Yet with all of the urgent tasks piling up on your to-do list, keeping tabs on the latest industry news and views can easily fall by the wayside. Don’t lose that competitive edge — listen to it.

My personal introduction to the growing menu of green business podcasts came while searching for strategies to make my commute time and gym visits more productive. Ranging from four minutes to forty-five minutes in length, these concise audio feeds speak directly to ecopreneurs through a mix of interviews, international news, trend analysis and expert commentary on the emerging green economy.

I’ve pre-screened the front runners and highly recommend these five favorites:

  • The Global X Series on SocialEdge
  • Ethical Corporation
  • GreenBiz Radio
  • Social Innovation Conversations at Stanford University’s Center for Social Innovation
  • IdeaCast from the Harvard Business Review

(descriptions after the jump)

  • Global X Series

Produced on a weekly basis by Social Edge, these brief interviews capture the international perspective on social entrepreneurship. Catch the video versions on the Social Edge website or subscribe to the audio podcasts via iTunes.

  • Ethical Corporation

This London-based magazine tackles the question of what it means to be a responsible business through extensive online commentary and periodic podcasts from a European point of view.

  • GreenBiz Radio

From greenwashing to greening your business from the ground up, the broadcasting arm of the GreenBiz media family offers a wealth of practical resources for ecopreneurs.

  • Social Innovation Conversations

As one of the channels in the larger Conversations Network, Stanford’s Social Innovation Conversations podcast provides in-depth exposure to the challenges and successes encountered by leading social entrepreneurs.

  • IdeaCast

While this podcast from the venerable Harvard Business Review covers the full spectrum of leading-edge business and management strategy, green business emerges as a frequent focus.

The next time you’re cleaning up around the office, sweating on the stairclimber, or stuck in traffic, turn up the volume on an eco-podcast and let the ideas flow.


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