13 Sep '17, 9am

Why trickle-down sustainability doesn't work

Global corporations are taking the threat of climate change seriously. Mars pledged earlier this month to spend $1 billion to cut emissions in its supply chain. A few months earlier, Walmart announced its Project Gigaton initiative to remove a billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain and a group of signatories representing more than $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy recently pledged that they are "still in" and supportive of the Paris climate change agreement. Unfortunately, these types of sustainability pledges often become nothing more substantive than "here, fill out this form" by the time they trickle down through supply chains. I’ve spent much of my career as an advocate of trickle-down sustainability. I thought we’d be a lot further along by now. Trickle-down sustainability either does not work, is not working or is not working fast enough. Defi...

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