Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to spend a day at the White House with 29 members of the Obama administration – including Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Hilda Solis, Secretary of the Department of Labor; Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality; and Greg Nelson, Chief of Staff of … Continued
Author: Jeffrey Hollender
Several years after Lee Scott’s departure as CEO, something has gone seriously wrong with Walmart’s sustainability progress. Was Walmart ever serious? Yes. I’ve looked Lee Scott in the eyes – he was a believer. When things started out, it wasn’t about greenwashing. The traditional Walmart business model was and remains broken, the stock was in the toilet. Sustainability was a smart strategic move with a sound business case.
In 2012, I resolve to be a better activist. Despite the fact that “The Protester” was recently named the 2011 Person of the Year, I hope we’re just getting started. I hope we’re awaking from the long, dark, inward-looking, me-focused sleep that began at the end of the 1960s as the Vietnam War came to … Continued
All unhappy people are alike in that they negatively affect a business’ financial bottom line. Several years ago, Gallup estimated that Americans who are actively disengaged with their work – almost 30% of all employees – are responsible for a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. This is in addition to what they receive … Continued
This post is the first in a series of articles by Jeffrey Hollender on cooperative businesses models, specifically from Mondragón, Spain That Italian and Basque cooperatives have grown so large is somewhat a mystery since, unlike capitalist enterprises, cooperatives are not expansionist by nature… Capitalist enterprises tend towards growth because increased scale generally leads to … Continued