Marc Gunther is a longtime journalist and speaker whose focus is business and sustainability. Marc maintains a blog at MarcGunther.com. You can follow him on Twitter @marcGunther.
Marc Gunther is a longtime journalist and speaker who focuses on business and sustainability. Gunther maintains a blog at MarcGunther.com. You can 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.
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