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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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 speaks with Coro Strandberg about shared value,

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JUNE 01 – NEW Sustainable Century Podcast Featuring Coro Strandberg….

Coro Strandberg is a Canadian thought leader in corporate sustainability… simple as that. In this show, Coro and Marc discuss corporate social value creation, transformational companies, and why it’s in a company’s interest to help resolve some seemingly intractable social, economic and environmental challenges.

Coro is head of Strandberg Consulting, a Vancouver, BC Canada-based advisory providing market-based strategic counsel to businesses, governments and non-profits. http://corostrandberg.com/about

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Corporate Sustainability Strategy & Whose to blame when things go Wrong

In this inaugural episode of The Sustainable Century Podcast, David Chandler of the University of Colorado discusses corporate sustainability strategy with host Marc de Sousa Shields, exploring the themes of corporate stakeholder influence, responsible consumerism and who is a fault when things go really bad for companies.

With a PhD and MS in Management, David knows his stuff! He is co-author of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Stakeholders, Globalization, and Sustainable Value Creation. bit.ly/1t8rMfh

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