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.Read more
In the days after the Group of Seven (G7) announced 2100 decarbonization, I have written more than a few articles,Read more
Jesse Fripp has been working for a just and sustainable world for all his career. In our talk on TheRead more
I am told we should applaud the recent announcement by G8 leader on ending carbon use by 2100. We should do so because it is a truly moment of unity on a crucible of our age.
The G8 leaders have put the strongest rhetorical line in the sand threatening to push and that is very good but words alone will not be strong enough to easily and quickly overcome entitlements, national self-interest, market inertia, influential, obstinate, well-financed vested interests, and cheaper fossil fuels.
The problem, most inconveniently, is now however and not in 85, not in 50, not even in 30 years. Until we seen swift effective action we must assume G8 leaders are simply punting to those next in line.Read more
A mere $23 billion or so in solar subsidies helps the Germans generate over 50% of its electricity needs onRead more
In this episode of The Sustainable Century podcast, host Marc de Sousa Shields speaks with Coro Strandberg about shared value,Read more
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/1t8rMfhRead more