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Walmart: The greatest sustainability story of our time? Maybe, sez #BSR

In Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes’ latest book, Force of Nature , Walmart is the unlikely hero in a tale about the environment and sustainability, which Humes calls “the most important story of our age.” I spoke with Humes—who will discuss sustainability storytelling at the BSR Conference 2011—about what makes Walmart’s story so compelling, how to make your business’ sustainability story part of company lore, and how to avoid the trap of “mego” (shorthand for “my eyes glaze over”) when chronicling your own experience. Why is sustainability such a good story, and what, in particular, made Walmart so compelling to you? Sustainability touches everything that we do, and, for most of us, this is still an evolving concept that we’re trying to get our heads around. Finding a way to drill down into that and tell that story in a graspable, human way is the great challen...

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