Thursday, February 15, 2018

Walmart's Project Gigaton


Almost one year ago, Walmart launched its project Gigaton
Considering that Walmart is only committing to reducing their own emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 18%, and putting most of the pressure on its supply chain, do you think this is a great initiative... or is it just greenwashing?

"Walmart is the first retailer with a verified science-based target emissions-reduction plan. The company aims to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 18 percent by 2025. The retailer will also work to reduce CO2e, or carbon dioxide equivalent, emissions from upstream and downstream Scope 3 sources by one billion tons (a gigaton) between 2015 and 2030."

https://news.walmart.com/2017/04/19/walmart-launches-project-gigaton-to-reduce-emissions-in-companys-supply-chain

Sunday, February 4, 2018

J&J SDG 2030 Promise


I interned with the UNDP last summer in Istanbul and worked on several SDG related projects. There's a lot of buzz about the role of the private sector has to play in achieving the SDGs. Business Call to Action + the UN Global Compact are both rallying businesses to get on board. 

I think J&J has a great example of how to adapt the SDGs to their business goals: https://www.jnj.com/caring-and-giving/our-2030-promise

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Welcome to the class blog for MGMT246A - Winter 2018

This is the Blog for the class MGMT246A Business and Environment at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Here, students can share their thoughts, opinions, and ideas about the weekly theme of the class. Students must follow the instructions for posting found on the class Syllabus.

This is a safe learning environment and we adhere to UCLA's Student Code of Conduct.

Walmart's Project Gigaton

Almost one year ago, Walmart launched its project Gigaton Considering that Walmart is only committing to reducing their own emissions (S...