Depending on your perspective, millennials are either the most globally aware, technologically savvy generation or the most distracted, dependent, self-obsessed generation.

For many, those feelings about millennials extend to the environment. Some criticize their shallow engagement and say young people mistake Facebook “likes” and virtual signatures for actual action. Others believe millennials are much more sophisticated about the environment, pointing to the surge in green MBAs and cleantech startups working to solve big problems.

In this week’s podcast, we’ll be joined by guest co-host Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, to debate the role of millennials in the clean economy.

At the top of the show, we’ll discuss the correlation between corporate environmental strategy and rankings for the top-50 most innovative companies in the world. And then we’ll also chat about how the elections may impact utilities around the country.

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