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Ethnical Sales or Green Washing? Where do you sit? Do you care?

Give me an A, B or C for you:


A: I know the planet is important but that anti-travel, recycling, turn the heating off ramble kinda gets in the way of nailing sales dude


B: I know the planet is important and actually I'll sell more if peeps think I care about it


C: I don't think the planet is important, there are lots of other ones we can visit soon, take over, destroy, leave, start again

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Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Is this about 1 person avoiding travel to save the environment?ย  That plane is going with or without me on its route...... so unless you are a 143 person church group taking all the seats on that 737-700 its a non-factor.
GreenBro
Good Citizen
BD Director
Hey CB

We're all 1 person doing our bit... a lot of 1 persons doing their bit becomes a big factor... eventually
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Agreed!ย  I am all for doing things to help the environment but I'm not going to opt to be Greta Thunberg crossing the ocean by ship when there is a flight heading that way with or without me.ย  This is pessimistic to say, but from a economics standpoint the sheer number of that "1 person" needed to decrease the demand of air travel just would never happen.ย  With the exception of the 2009 recession and 2020 "covid year" air travel is still growing YOY (and already up 3.9% this year).

Sorry I know I sidetracked this, I would say I am an "A"....However, I don't think their is any correlation between A/B getting in the way of sales, or helping you sell more. (And yes I know you were shooting more for "awareness" with this post)
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
This should have been in poll format.

Yes the planet is important and it's our job to discuss sustainability initiatives with clients/prospects.ย 
GreenBro
Good Citizen
BD Director
yep, I'll add up the As Bs and Cs, good to to encourage feedback with my dodgy format though ;)

Cheers
JDialz
Politicker
+4
COO
I care, and that's why I encourage friends (not clients) to read Bjorn Lomborg's book "False Alarm."
GreenBro
Good Citizen
BD Director
Indeed, my Wealth Mgmt clients have significant exposure to "financed emissions", Bjorn makes some great points but his book title misleads the casual readerย 
JDialz
Politicker
+4
COO
Yes, shell games represent a significant moral and financial hazard. I agree with you re: the title. I always just tell my more enviro-minded friends "trust me, at least read the first chapter before you judge the book by its cover."
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
So I do think our planet is important, but I also use this in sales pitches. It's a good look to be green. Any time I can tie that in for the c suite, I do. Look how ethical and environmentally friendly your company can be with my help ๐ŸŽ‰
GreenBro
Good Citizen
BD Director
cool beers :)

we need a CorpBro video of a sales chap whipping out their carbon calculator to close the dealย 
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