Monthly Archives: May 2011

Walmart And U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Pioneering Stakeholder Outreach On How Green Builds Business Implemented By Bill Roth, Founder Of Earth 2017

How to rise above the noise of mass media and genuinely connect with your key customers is a fundamental business issue. Walmart and the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation are launching a pioneering stakeholder outreach program to address this … Continue reading

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Are Green Jobs And Being A Chief Sustainability Officer A Career Path For Net Impact MBA Students Seeking Opportunities With Green Businesses!

I had a wonderful experience participating in a panel  discussion before an audience of MBA students at San Francisco State at an event hosted by the local chapter of Net Impact.  (Net Impact is a global network of leaders who … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Volatility Is Global Mega Trend: Relative Strength Of Sustainability Best Practices Grows Business Competitiveness

Supply chain disruption is now the new norm. This mega trend is creating a new and higher degree of risk and costs for businesses around the world. Here’s just a few examples: Beijing China now faces water shortages that are … Continue reading

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Growing Organic Certified Farmland: Best Practices Of Farmland LP Capturing Relative Strength Of Organic Foods And Oil!

U.S organic food sales now total $25 billion according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2010 Organic Industry Survey. This represents a 20% annual sales growth since 1990. But there are two challenges confronting organic food sales: One is the retail … Continue reading

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Walmart: 15 Questions + 3 Best Practices = Global Change Agent

July 16, 2009 Walmart announced a global process for establishing a sustainability index for all of its suppliers. The foundation of this process were 15 questions posed by Walmart to their international network of suppliers. These 15 questions were sub-divided … Continue reading

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Walmart’s Jeff Rice On Green Supply Chain Best Practices

“Improving the sustainability of products that our customers love to buy,” is the vision that Jeff Rice, Director of Sustainability for Walmart, has for his job and its role within Walmart’s business strategy. It has been five years since Walmart … Continue reading

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Relative Strength Of Escalating U.S. Import Prices Is Laying The Foundation Of A Sustainable Economy

The price of imported products are going up, a lot! The price of imports has now increased more than 2% in consecutive months for the first time since 2008. “Imported fuel, accounting for 80% of the April 2011 gain, shot … Continue reading

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