I read a few Wall Street Journal articles most mornings to stay tuned into world-wide business. I wrote this comment to WSJ journalist Costas Paris about his article in the February 19, 2021, issue:
I read your article, “Maersk Plans to Put Carbon-Neutral Container Ship in Operation in Two Years,” with joy. And then to hear about the Maersk goal for “an entirely carbon-neutral fleet by 2050” is wonderfully hopeful: a true move toward kindness to this planet. May many other companies commit to the same and follow through with their plans. [Maersk, a Danish shipping company, is involved in ocean and inland freight transportation and other related services, such as supply chain and port operations.]
To explain my interest, I am the author of the new book, Walk in My Shoes: The Path to Empathy and Compassion (2020), and believe that actions like Maersk’s to retool industrial practices are acts of kindness that will greatly ensure our Earth’s survival. Of course, there are economic considerations with every move, but there will be no sustainable economy without many other corporations rethinking their platforms and following through as Maersk intends.
My question: How can we be kinder to the self, the other, and our planet?
Thank you for your promising article.