McDonald's just pledged to only buy food and raw materials from around the world that don't contribute to deforestation, a significant contributor to global warming. Given McDonald's reach, that's a potential game-changer.
KFC's parent company, Yum! Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today that by the end of 2017 it will only buy palm oil cooking oil from suppliers that protect tropical forests and peatlands--swampy areas that store even more carbon. That's a big deal.
I recently had the privilege of listening to a speech delivered by David C. Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc ("Yum"). As I listened to him share many of his own personal experiences, successes, and failures, I found inspiration on many levels.