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Another Transition: Wal-Mart’s Incoming CEO Declares “Sustainability is not Optional”

Last June, I asked if it was “crunch time” for Wal-Mart’s sustainability initiatives?  After all, the economy was faltering, and consumers were focused on saving money more than saving the planet. After subsequent economic events (think Lehman Brothers, the car makers, and 2.6 million jobs lost), that question seems even more pertinent. So, when I […]

Wal-Mart’s “Company of the Future”: Energy

In October 2005, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott gave a speech entitled “Twenty-First Century Leadership.” Part idealistic vision, part concrete blueprint, the speech made all of us in the green community stand up and take another look at the company. Regardless of one’s thoughts about Wal-Mart as a corporate citizen, all had to admit that Scott […]