How can consumers tell if eco-friendly products are the real deal or greenwashing? Walmart, McDonald’s and other large companies are pushing their suppliers to reduce packaging, pursue zero waste and cut energy use in order to save companies and consumers money. It can also mislead people into thinking they can buy their way out of the carbon crisis that is destabilizing the Earth’s operating system.
Companies can have big impact creating markets for solar panels on their roofs, energy efficient equipment, and cleaner products that aim for a triple bottom line - people, planet and profit. Walmart’s size and aggressive goals have made it a leader in reducing carbon pollution. Business for Social Responsibility consults with AT&T, Coca Cola, Starbucks and other large companies on a range of environmental and social issues.
A conversation about the promise and perils of a move toward so-called sustainable capitalism.
Aron Cramer, CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Andrea Thomas, SVP, Walmart
Date: Monday, May 6
Time: 5:30pm check-in, 6:00pm program, 7:00pm networking reception
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: $20 standard, FREE for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.