Walmart Chairman on Sustainability: 'Business Shouldn’t Wait for Policy’
At the ECO:comics conference in Santa Barbara, California, Walmart Chairman and Former CEO Michael T. Duke says businesses should take the lead in sustainability rather than waiting for government policy changes.
Walmart Chairman and Former CEO Michael T. Duke says Walmart’s sustainability efforts were about “doing the right thing” while still increasing profits. He speaks with WSJ Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker at the ECO:comics conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.
At the ECO:comics conference in Santa Barbara, California, Walmart Chairman and Former CEO Michael T. Duke says customers should not have to choose between products that are more cheaper and those that are more sustainable.
Jim Leape looks at some of the ways in which the market can shape a more sustainable economic model. In particular he discusses eco-labeling, which allows green consumers to buy eco-friendly products and services, and carbon trading schemes. He also examines new emerging markets for ecosystem services. The market will play a vital role in creating a sustainable economy.
Professor CS Kiang, expert on environmental sustainability and economic development in China and worldwide, says governments must collaborate to fight climate change and resource depletion. Equally, we must take responsibility for our individual ecological footprint.
Dorothy Mackenzie believes that greenwash will soon be a thing of the past. Consumers are highly skeptical and critical of what they perceive as greenwash. As a result, companies are realizing that their CSR policies are judged by their effectiveness, not by their messaging.
This NGO provides affordable loans to families helping them buy renewable energy systems that improve their quality of life. Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) in South India is a prime example of the vital role a well-run microfinance organisation can play in meeting the poor's energy needs.
Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, may be dramatically different this year. Organizers plan a nationwide strike against Walmart, will it work? Alyona Minkovski is joined by guests Kathleen Miles, Colby Harris, Patrick O'Neill and Josh Eidelson to discuss.
Colby Harris, striking Walmart employee in Dallas, chimes in on the NYC fast food workers strike in context to the Walmart workers strike and how laborers should stand together in solidarity to gain living wages and create change.