Jan. 20, 2023

332 | How the Congo's Cobalt Fuel's Electric Vehicles, Batteries, and Modern-Day Slavery with Siddharth Kara

332 | How the Congo's Cobalt Fuel's Electric Vehicles, Batteries, and Modern-Day Slavery with Siddharth Kara

Siddharth Kara, author of Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives, joins The Realignment to discuss the role cobalt plays in lithium batteries that power everything from laptops, phones, and electric vehicles, how the concentration of the world's vital cobalt supply in the Congo leads to the exploitation of workers, and offers a road map for how corporations can clean up their global supply chains.


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Siddharth Kara, author of Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives, joins The Realignment to discuss the role cobalt plays in lithium batteries that power everything from laptops, phones, and electric vehicles, how the concentration of the world's vital cobalt supply in the Congo leads to the exploitation of workers, and offers a road map for how corporations can clean up their global supply chains.