01 Jul '15, 11am

Facebook hosts Levi's, Walmart to hack sustainability growth

Where can you find a self-proclaimed DOUG (Dumb Old Utility Guy) from Kentucky hobnobbing with executives from the world's trendiest Internet companies to a backdrop of neon green signage and daylight-friendly house music? At the famously lavish Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook, which on Tuesday hosted its second-annual gathering on "[email protected] " — a wide-ranging conference that drew participants from Levi's, Walmart, Salesforce, Hewlett-Packard, IDEO, Microsoft and Blackrock, among others. The goal: going above and beyond individual corporate action on climate change, water security, supply chain traceability, renewable energy, sustainability reporting and green marketing. "What can we do, collectively, to engage in some of those global issues?" asked Facebook Director of Sustainability Bill Weihl. Peter Gleik, president and co-founder of the Pacific Insi...

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