Unlike his fellow doughnut eaters, DiNapoli was actually in a position to do something about all of this. As state comptroller, he's the sole trustee of the Common Retirement Fund, the third biggest pension fund in the nation, which holds more than 50,000 shares of Dunkin' Donuts company stock. So DiNapoli offered a shareholder resolution spelling out his concern, and Dunkin' pledged to go sustainable.
Laurel Sutherlin of the Rainforest Action Network applauds the move. But as she notes, it remains to be seen just how Dunkin' Donuts will fulfill its pledge to go green.
"There's still an issue that 'sustainable' means many different things to many different people," Sutherlin says.
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