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23 Sep: Corie Barry named to Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women

Fortune magazine announced on Monday that Best Buy CEO Corie Barry made its list of the Most Powerful Women in Business. She is No. 18 on the prestigious ranking.

It’s Corie’s first time on the annual list, which looks at a business’ size, its importance in the global economy and its health and direction. Also considered are career arc and social and cultural influence. Only 50 women in the United States were selected, and Corie is the youngest.

Corie became CEO in June, and she’s one of the youngest women to hold the role among Fortune 500 companies.

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02 Oct: Hubert Joly Urges Retail Peers to Make Sustainability a Priority

Best Buy President and CEO Hubert Joly this week encouraged the retail industry to make a commitment to sustainability fundamental to their very businesses. In a presentation to attendees of the national Retail Sustainability Conference on Tuesday in Minneapolis, he stressed that, “sustainability must be an essential element of everything the company does.”

Joly backed up his conviction with evidence of Best Buy’s own sustainability initiatives on behalf of the industry, consumers and local communities.

Technology is one of the fastest growing waste streams on the planet, and Best Buy began searching for a solution to this global challenge more than a decade ago.