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Sea Change: Sustainability w/ Zach Karabell

Higher prices for commodities such as corn are generating a sea change in the market.

And its impacting all sorts of companies – as input costs rise and consumers refuse to allow those costs to be passed along.

Zach Karabell of RiverTwice has just written about this trend in a new book titled "Sustainable Excellence: The Future Of Business In A Fast-Changing World"and he joined the desk to share some of his insights.

It’s a conversation that no investor should miss. Watch the video now.

Click here for more on Karabell’s new book "Sustainable Excellence: The Future Of Business In A Fast-Changing World"




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