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8. What does the future hold for Starbucks Sustainability Plan? Where do you see the companies Sustainability Goals heading after 2015?

Ben: I think we'll see new revolutions to address sustainability issues. I think we'll see new levels of understanding at a time when governments are pressed for resources. You're seeing new levels of understanding of what the roles of corporations are in addressing some of these massive societal issues whether it's climate change, food scarcity, water scarcity. I think there's a new openness to how companies perceive themselves and what they can do to address these issues and that's very exciting to me.

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  1. Erik Lindstrom October 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    It’s great to see that companies like Starbucks are spending the money to become more sustainable. I wish we would see more companies doing the same thing, but the biggest issue with sustainability and changing consumer behavior is that it’s expensive. Hopefully people begin to see the value in sustainability and take that into more consideration in their lives.

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