Big Business and Sustainability in the Media: Walmart and Mars

Readers of this space and the news on this website have seen editorial comments or articles titled something like “Large Companies See Payoffs in Sustainability.” This idea got a seal of mainstream media approval recently when the PBS “NewsHour” ran a story under that headline, as part of its series “Perils and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.” The intro noted the “surprising” pushback from big business in opposing the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord, then profiled Walmart and Mars. Given the huge scale of these companies and the wide scope of their commitment to sustainability, the impacts cited were correspondingly large in effect. Read the details here.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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