Marc Gunther is a longtime journalist and speaker whose focus is business and sustainability. He maintains a blog at MarcGunther.com. Follow him on Twitter at @marcGunther.
Marc Gunther is a longtime journalist and speaker who focuses on business and sustainability. Gunther maintains a blog at MarcGunther.com. Follow him on Twitter at @marcGunther.
Gunther was a senior writer at Fortune magazine for 13 years. At Fortune, he wrote cover stories about the greening of Walmart; about BYD, the Chinese electric car company backed by Warren Buffett; about Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and the 2008 financial crisis; and about spirituality in the workplace.
Previously, Gunther worked for more than 20 years for newspapers including the Paterson (N.J.) News, Hartford Courant, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. He is the author of four books, including "Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business" (Crown 2004) and is creator and co-chair of Brainstorm Green, Fortune's annual conference on business and the environment.
There are compelling reasons to believe that the U.S. is on the verge of a dramatic shift toward cleaner, greener, more efficient ways of doing business, and Obama's victory is one of the most compelling reasons.
The most powerful man in South Africa, and one of the most controversial, came to Washington, D.C., this week, and tried to assure his American hosts that he is committed to market-friendly economic policies, to fighting HIV AIDS and to a free press and independent judiciary in South Africa.
Between the depressing crisis in the capital markets and the presidential campaign, which at least has the virtue of being entertaining, there’s almost no air left in the media climate for other stories to breathe, as Stephen Colbert, pointed out, amusingly, the other night on The Colbert Report.
Because many of us are captivated by the extraordinary goings-on in Washington, on Wall Street and in the presidential campaign, it’s easy to overlook everything else that’s happening in the world of business.
I'm no expert on the markets, so please don’t ask me how and when the tumult will end. But I've spent some time lately with treasury secretary Hank Paulson, and some of his key people, so I can offer some insight into how the former Goldman Sachs CEO is approaching the toughest challenge of his career.