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2. Select any two of the following companies and explain how its suppliers can affect the quality of its products. In each case, provide two or three concrete examples. (You ll probably want to check company websites in order to make sure that you have a solid idea of what each company does.) �� Starbucks Ford �� Walmart ��� 3. Consider the following statement by Jonathan Maxwell, CEO of Sustainable Development Capital Ltd.: If it s not commercial, it s not sustainable. What does Maxwell mean? What, for example, is he saying about the relationship between business priorities and practices on the one hand and the feasibility of effective sustainability priorities and
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Unformatted text preview: practices on the other? �� 4. The most recent UN Global Compact-Accenture poll of 1,000 CEOs of major companies was released in 2013. Forty-five percent of the CEOs said that they regarded sustainability as very important to future business � � success down from 54 percent in 2010. Nearly 70 percent � thought that business was not doing enough to address sustainability challenges, and yet 76 percent felt that their companies were moving quickly and efficiently enough to handle those challenges.* How would you account for these numbers both the contradictions and, perhaps more � importantly, the apparent drop off in concern for sustainability challenges?...
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