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#Sustainability advocates who deserve thanks via @marcgunther

#Sustainability advocates who deserve thanks via @marcgunther

I ran into Hunter Lovins last week at a meeting of business leaders at the UN. She’s wearing a black hat but she’s one of the good people. Author, activist, sustainability consultant, force of nature — Hunter always has plenty to say, and she says it bluntly and passionate. At the UN gathering of executives from companies that are part of the UN Global Compact LEAD group , Hunter got into a friendly debate with Joel Bakan , a law professor and corporate critic, whose 2004 documentary, The Corporation , likened corporations to psychopaths. Hunter argued that business, not government, is more likely to lead us to a sustainable future. Joel took the opposite view. I wrote about the debate here, in a story for Guardian Sustainable Business. “We’re in a horse race with catastrophe,” Hunter told me afterwards. “Can corporations move fast enough? Government cannot. It will not. C...

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