Interview: Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic, North America on Moving to Newarkby Nick Aster on Monday, Apr 29th, 2013 ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)TriplePundit is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013 conference in Laguna Niguel, CA. Follow along on this page for ongoing video interviews with sustainability thought leaders, corporate change agents and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to a more sustainable future.My introduction to sustainability evolved out of a passion for urban planning. Specifically, I saw the revitalization of cities and the reinvigoration of urban life as having deep positive impacts: Resource efficiency, transportation efficiency, cultural enrichment, a diversified economy, the list goes on and on.Some companies have begun to understand that life in suburban office parks may have certain short term efficiencies, but ultimately can be banal. Most importantly they tend to lock employees into a car-dependent lifestyle that removes them from any sort of urban fabric. Their money will tend to be spent at freeway-side chain stores rather than in a more diverse urban environment and all the economic multipliers that go along with it.Fortunately, some companies have thought twice about this situation and have begin re-urbanizing their offices: Twitter in San Francisco, Manpower in Milwaukee, and, I was excited to learn, Panasonic in Newark.I’ll spare you my ramble, and let CEO Joe Taylor explain the rest…Higher quality version coming soon! Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis. Follow Nick Aster @nickaster One response Kudos to Panasonic on the win-win move to Newark, and thanks for the video interview~ Comments are closed.