Senior Director – ESG, Global Responsibility
Katherine joined Walmart in 2013 and currently leads the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, focusing on strengthening the company’s global responsibility program and demonstrating how it delivers shared value and long-term financial performance. In this capacity, she works across the enterprise to shape disclosures, close programmatic gaps and influence how investors assess Walmart’s performance. She also leads Walmart’s work on human rights.
Formerly, she was Director of Sustainability, Stakeholder Engagement, at Walmart and focused on cultivating high-impact partnerships that deliver strategic value to the business while advancing social/environmental issues. In addition, she helped determine Walmart’s response for the business, environmental and social impacts of pressing or emerging sustainability issues.
Previous to Walmart, Katherine spent six years at WWF managing one of the world’s largest corporate-NGO partnerships, a $97MM sustainability-driven initiative with The Coca-Cola Company focused on water, sustainable agriculture and climate which was active in over 45 countries.
Over the past 20 years, Katherine has worked with a wide range of corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Weaving together her intensive business experience and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, she brings a practical ability to ground sustainability into actionable terms. Katherine received her MBA from The Darden School at UVA and has a BA in English from Colorado College.