PODCAST: Jeremy Rifkin on Green Disruption

Part two of a set.

Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

 

In part one of our chat with bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin, we learned about the next industrial revolution (spoiler alert: it’s almost here).

But what exactly will it mean for our economic future, and how are some of the world’s leading businesses planning for this new day?

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Citizens are now thinking globally and acting locally.

Rifkin elaborates in part two of our discussion, explaining the growing connection between sustainability and profitability in today’s marketplace.

According to Rifkin, this evolution is particularly compelling in the transportation and logistics sectors.

Rifkin, the first presenter in the 2016 UPS Speaker Series, spoke with Longitudes in advance of his presentation at 9:30 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 24 in the Founders’ Auditorium at UPS in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can view his presentation by registering for the live webcast.

[Also on Longitudes: PODCAST: Jeremy Rifkin on the Next Industrial Revolution]

In this installment, Rifkin details how citizens are now thinking globally and acting locally.

The thought leader also breaks down the concept of “biosphere consciousness,” predicting that such a disruption will change the world for the better.

Lastly, you’ll want to hear Rifkin’s thoughts on virtual reality … this is about much more than the next generation of video games. goldbrown2

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