The big box retailer stands as an example of companies that realize how much their environmental impact effects profits.

As Aron Cramer, CEO of Business for Social Responsibility, explains, it wasn't so long ago that Walmart was the company every pro-environmental advocate loved to hate. (These opposing forces aren't exactly on a Honeymoon just yet. Walmartremains a powerful symbol for many of our wasteful culture of consumption by the nature of the products the company sells.) And yet, Walmart is also a key indicator of how much the political and economic calculus has changed over just the last decade or so, where businesses have found just how much the profit motive is aligned with the concerns of the Environmental movement. Big Think

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