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January 30, 2005


Toby Heaps

Joel raises some good questions regarding the Global 100. Please check out the below site to get our answers:


George Hoguet

Although I am pleased that many huge corporations are embracing sustainability, some seem to be the very same that created the need for such action to begin with - oil & car companies, Alcoa, etc. It is as if Phillip Morris would get into the anti-nicotine patch business and the be hailed for its commitment to health. The unsustainable past practices of many of these companies have now created a new market to cash in on.

Where are the smaller businesses that lead the charge for sustainable practices for years? Ben & Jerry's, Stonyfield Farm, Aveda? Public Transit leadership companies? Is this the Top 100 largest or the Top 100 in commitment? For certain, many of these smaller, early innovators and leaders have been acquired by the multinationals, e.g. Danone, now that the natural products & sustainability market has legs.

I suppose I shouldn't complain about the final outcome - a healthier world - but I hope that we get beyond cause marketing and make a true commitment to our shared planet.

Ben Schiendelman

This is a joke. Most of these companies don't even use recycled paper products, much less clean up after themselves. ALCOA is one of the largest polluters worldwide - they just make contractors do it for them now.

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