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The corporate sustainability realm has few conversations that do not eventually turn to Wal-Mart Stores. It’s nearly impossible to be neutral about the retail giant, whether it be over its impact on local business, procurement, employment and health care practices, prescription-drug offerings or its sustainability efforts that dig deep into the supply chain.
And so, it was fitting that Lee Scott, the former CEO who led Wal-Mart’s embrace of CSR, was a speaker Tuesday at the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy’s Energy Innovation Summit.[…] Continue Reading »
Mike Richardson is the author of “Wheel$pin: The Agile Executive’s Manifesto – Accelerate Your Growth, Leverage Your Value, Beat Your Competition,” an award-winning chairman of round-table peer groups of CEOs and senior executives with Vistage International and an expert contributor to the Executive Street blog.
Change isn’t what it used to be. It used to be slower; foreseeable and predictable; more manageable.[…] Continue Reading »
New energy technologies and sustainability must prove their business value through efforts such as the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which can “fund efforts that touch the boundaries of current understanding.” That was according to former Wal-Mart Stores CEO Lee Scott, who was joined by other executives and federal officials during Tuesday’s morning sessions of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.[…] Continue Reading »