Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Corporations Aren't Automatically Bad

Do you assume big corporations are bad? If you do, you'll miss corporations doing some good things - especially when it comes to expanding markets in ways that only huge buyers can do.

The largest non-utility owner of solar panels in the United States? Wal-Mart. And a former McDonald's executive is launching a new green restaurant chain that could dramatically ramp up demand for locally-sourced, sustainably-produced food nationwide.

Yes, Wal-Mart still does plenty of bad things especially when it comes to trampling on the rights of workers. But it has a unique power to show every corner of America that clean energy and energy efficient technologies make good business sense.
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