With renewable energy booming and the B Corp movement burgeoning, America’s sustainability movement is determined to survive Trump
When US sustainability pundit Joel Makower looks at how sustainability is faring in the US, he sees plenty to cheer about: big companies such as 3M, AT&T, Avery Denison, Dow, PepsiCo, Pratt & Whitney and Walmart are all setting 2025 sustainability commitments and goals. “It’s been a banner year for sustainable business due to an acceleration of activity in companies … and an expanded landscape of opportunity,” Makower noted in his end-of-2016 commentary.
This month multinational consumer goods firm P&G announced plans to effectively eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites by 2020, eliminating or beneficially re-using about 650,000 metric tonnes of waste that would typically go to landfill.
In fact, it may be shaping up to be a golden period for US business in general. Investors have pushed the stock market upward with their belief that Donald Trump will boost economic growth via tax cuts and deregulation.
Ford Motor Co may have been thinking about these benefits when it switched from a plan to invest $1.6bn in an electric car factory in Mexico, and instead will...