The point has come for leaders and entrepreneurs to understand our corporations as a part of, not apart from, the natural environment. Many people, myself included, enjoy chasing the better deal. I like discounts. I love free deliveries. And I’m always looking for a better price.
Or I was.
In the past couple of years, I’ve realized something. Better deals come at a hidden cost. If I’m not paying, someone else is. Sometimes the bargain item is manufactured by people who earn too little and work too hard.
In a time of financial change and biological crisis, we need to work together around the table to reduce the astonishing environmental cost of everything we make, and to create a more sustainable economy, throughout the supply chain, wherever we do business.