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.

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