1) Is Best Buy economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable? Explain.
I do believe that Best Buy is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. However, I do believe that they can become more economically sustainable and that Matt’s sector of the business can help them with that. That fact that Best Buy allows anybody and everybody to recycle any electronics for free is very sustainable. Not only is it sustainable, they are the only company that allows someone to do this. Their recycle program is helping the environment tremendously and the nearly 750 million tons of products that they have recycled for free is a good indicator of how they are helping our world. Also, they are setting themselves apart from other companies by allowing all electronics instead of just ones that could potentially help the company. Although they are not quite economically sustainable at this time, I do see this program allowing the company to become much more economically sustainable in the long run. With that being said, I do believe they can benefit from marketing this aspect of their company because it is not so known about. Best Buy’s sustainability program is a good aspect for the company and I can see it benefitting them tremendously.
2) What are some things you liked/learned from Matt's talk?
Matt’s enthusiasm about becoming more sustainable was exciting to watch. He taught me a lot of things, not only just about Best Buy, but about business in general. He can easily relate to us being that he was just a Johnnie grad not too many years ago and I enjoyed his insight on how to find a job. He seems like he found his niche, which can help improve Best Buy as a company since they are struggling in these most recent years. I think his new and creative thinking ideas can truly benefit the company and better not only their brand image but they can maybe start making profit on their new sustainability program as well.
3) Would you recommend having Matt talk...