Office Depot Supports Green Business Challenge

Office Depot Supports Green Business Challenge

by Julie Fahnestock

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I love when sustainability professionals know their decisions are one part of a much larger story. Office Depot, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida operates with the next generation in mind.

“What do you want your story to be in the next six months? One year? Ten years?” asks Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Environmental and Supplier Diversity Strategy at Office Depot.

As part of The Green Business Challenge, Siddiqui and his team spoke to a group of West Palm Beach, Florida business leaders about implementing sustainability. According to Siddiqui, green purchasing is the most powerful way a business can make impact and save money.

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Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping Benefit Corporations and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Thomas.