Coming Up: GreenBiz Webinar on Walmart Sustainability Index


Love ’em or hate ’em, Walmart has made extraordinary strides in advancing principals of sustainability into their operations. Among the most powerful economic forces in the world – when Walmart makes even a tiny, incremental change, the world takes notice. The Walmart force is especially strong when measured across its supply chain, an enormous network of small and large companies over which Walmart exudes considerable influence.

Earlier this year, Walmart announced their very own “Sustainability Index” – a way to measure the impact of companies and products that Walmart deals with. Now, companies (Walmart partners and otherwise) are poised to make changes in their operations in order to comply with Walmarts sustainability demands – a complicated logistical, legal, and philosophical challenge.

Our friends at GreenBiz have put together a live webinar to be held at 12 noon Eastern Time on September 24th. The venerable Joel Makower will host Walmart’s Rand Waddoups, EORM’s Tim Mohin, and Morrison & Foerster’s Christopher Carr in a conversation aimed at getting down to the details of Walmart’s index and its implications on the entire Walmart supply chain.

3p will be covering the event and we’ll report on it later next week, but don’t miss the chance to drop in live on September 24th. A $99 registration fee is required.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.