15 Aug '11, 5am

What Walmart Teaches Us about CSR

What Walmart Teaches Us about CSR

Walmart and CSR are not words normally associated together, which is why it makes such a fascinating study in what CSR really means and how one of the largest companies in the world can help create a more sustainable society. What got me thinking about this was the convergence of three events. The first was the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the class action lawsuit against Walmart for “alleged” systematic discrimination against female employees. The second was a talk I gave to several hundred leaders in the health and wellness business at Walmart, giving me my first “hands-on” impression of the company. Finally, I read a fascinating book titled Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Walmart’s Green Revolution by Edward Humes, in which the author chronicles Walmart’s epiphany around green business. Walmart is now the largest company in the world employing over 1.5 million pe...

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