NEW! The Sustainable Century Podcast Featuring Guest Ruth Solomon on CSR in Ethiopia

In this edition of The Sustainable Century Podcast, host Marc de Sousa-Shields speaks with Ruth Solomon.

Ruth is director of Organization for Social Development in Ethiopia, a vibrant country, rich in culture at the cross roads of Africa and Arabia. Its recent history is one where hope and poverty abound in frequent destabilizing events from war, to mass immigration in and out of the country.

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NEW! PART 2 – The Sustainable Century Podcast Featuring Guest Coro Strandberg on Social Value Creation

In this episode of The Sustainable Century podcast, host Marc de Sousa Shields continues his conversation with Coro Strandberg about how companies and stakeholders can create shared value on seemingly intractable social, economic and environmental challenges.

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Two Sustainability Costs & Walmart’s New Supply Chain Fees

Walmart announced last week it would require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf stocking fees. The new policy, the company says, brings consistency to supplier treatment as some vendors had been charged in the past, whereas others had not. Walmart claims the changes are aimed at working with suppliers to serve “shared customers” and achieve the low prices “they expect and deserve.” The fees may be yet another way take squeeze more out of suppliers who will be tempted to further externalize costs labor, communities and the environment many of which make stuff the world hardly needs let alone deserves high prices on.

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