"A View from the Dark Side: 10 Years with the World's Unlikeliest Sustainability Partner" - Michelle Mauthe Harvey - Sunday, April 8, 2018
When Michelle Mauthe Harvey decided in 2007 to leave her Washington, DC home of 20 years to become Environmental Defense Fund's on-site sustainability project lead with Walmart in Bentonville, AR she didn't realize it would be a journey of emergence. The world's largest retailer is also the world's largest customer - and the job of Michelle and her colleagues was and is to harness that potential to drive environmental improvements globally. It's working, but not always as expected. Michelle will share some of the Walmart-scale successes, insights learned along the way, and the implications of working with unlikely allies.