IKEA: Making a $40 Billion Company Climate Positive

December 09, 2020

IKEA generates 0.1 percent of the world’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Can this $40 billion multinational company become climate positive by 2030?

Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how to grow a business while investing in renewable energy, sourcing sustainable materials, and building a circular economy.

They also discuss:

  • How being a leader in the “green revolution” is a business opportunity.
  • How mass production could actually expedite progress towards sustainability.
  • Why supporting customers in their efforts to re-use and recycle is part of IKEA’s plan.

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