Business Should Embrace Societal Change: Scott

Lee Scott, the outgoing chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, asked business leaders to embrace such initiatives as universal health care, renewable energy and immigration reform during a presentation to attendees at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show yesterday.

NEW YORK — Lee Scott, the outgoing chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, asked business leaders to embrace such initiatives as universal health care, renewable energy and immigration reform during a presentation to attendees at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show here yesterday.

“In business, we have an obligation to society,” he said, adding that those issues should not be left “for our children and grandchildren” to face.

At times sounding like a supporter

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