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Walmart: CSR and Sustainability News

Walmart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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How to Sell Sustainability Within Corporate America

Sustainability within corporate America has become mainstream, and a new report discusses the value of expertise, communication and numbers.
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Top 10 Mistakes in CSR Communications

We covered the seven signs of a great CSR report a few weeks ago, but the truth of the matter is, we see…
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State of Alabama “Bans” Sustainable Development (aka “Agenda 21”)

Anyone who naively thought that we all wanted to find our way to a future where the air was still breathable, the water…
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Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”

It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host…
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Not Sold in Stores: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Reaching Conventional Retail Shelves

Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart.…
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Interview: Plug Power’s Fuel Cells Lift Customers’ Products and Profits

Over the past week, I spoke with several top executives of fuel cell companies. Today I share my conversation with Andy Marsh, CEO…
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Walmart’s Foundation Gives $71 Million to the Environment

Last year, the Walton Family Foundation, heirs to the Walmart fortune, gave environmental conservation grants totaling $71.4 million to 160 organizations around the…
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10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…
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Exclusive Interview: Walmart’s Andrea Thomas, SVP Sustainability

Bill Roth sits down with Andrea Thomas, Walmart's Senior Vice President of Sustainability, to discuss how Walmart is evolving an enterprise-scale business process…
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Scaling Stonyfield Yogurt

Gary Hirshberg explains how he scaled Stonyfield and stayed true to his values at the same time.

Undercover in the Industrial Food System

A review of Tracie McMillan's new book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.
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Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Ready to comb through Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report? The past year has been a bumpy one for its sustainability agenda. Local food,…
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Open Letter to McDonald’s and Walmart on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities

A call to action for Walmart and McDonald's to support the Create Jobs for USA program and create entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs for…
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Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts Stall Under New Leadership

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…
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Report: Walmart Is Not Walking the Walk

A report by the Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) entitled “Walmart’s Greenwash” examines the retail giant’s environmental impact and finds that the…