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Green Business Blog Carnival #2

Welcome to (or welcome back to) the Green Business Blog Carnival, your weekly wrap-up of some of the most compelling content published on sustainable business. We’re proud to be co-sponsoring this traveling series of news, insight, and inspiration with our friends at Triplepundit (who got us started with the first edition of the carnival). Next […]

5 Radically Sustainable Ideas for Wal-Mart (PPB #6)

As long-time readers know, I’ve been a fan of Wal-Mart’s shift in more sustainable directions. You might imagine, though, that such admiration isn’t necessarily shared by people practicing more radically sustainable lifestyles: Annie Leonard noted in the book The Story of Stuff, for instance, that the company’s model of selling lots of “stuff” just can’t […]

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”: Some Final Thoughts

Warning: long(ish) post ahead… It’s been almost two weeks since I traveled to Kansas City for Wal-Mart’s Year-Beginning Meeting, so that’s probably more than enough time to think about the broad implications of CEO Lee Scott’s “Company of the Future” speech, and the plans outlined for energy efficiency and supply chain sustainability. In that time, […]

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

As I noted in Thursday’s post, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott’s “Company of the Future” speech to executives and store managers contained some intriguing visions for moves that Wal-Mart could make on helping its customers conserve energy. As I expected, several commenters expressed concern about other areas, particularly product sourcing. Conventional business thinking has heralded the […]