Walmart believes in a shared value approach to engage all levels of the company in embedding sustainability into everyday business practices. And in 2020, it elevated its efforts by making a commitment to pursue becoming a regenerative company, one that places nature and humanity at the center of its business. What does this mean in practice, and what does it mean for the company’s operations looking forward? Jane Ewing, SVP for Sustainability, leads the sustainability charge at Walmart and will share how Walmart is using its scale to spur change throughout its global value chain and speed up adoption of best practices that yield results on climate action – in close collaboration with suppliers, NGOs and producers.
With deep roots in business operations, development and talent management, Jane excels at embedding and operationalizing sustainability across the enterprise. Before joining Walmart, Jane held various general management roles in several countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Global Travel at Diageo PLC. She joined Walmart in 2012 as a Senior Vice President for the International division and has since served in multiple leadership roles, including in Walmart U.S. Merchandising, Business Development, store reinvention and digital acceleration, and more recently as Chief People Officer for Walmart International. Her personal motto: let’s go faster than we think is possible.
Head of Global Sustainability
Page Motes is the Head of Global Sustainability, overseeing Dell Technologies’ strategic vision and goals, as well as stakeholder engagement. This role, and the work of her team, includes deep collaboration with internal business groups to advance sustainability programs with long-term value. Additionally, the team engages in third-party partnerships to accelerate initiatives and position the company as a thought leader, as well as foster innovation and engagement within Dell Technologies’ global enterprise. Although specific sustainability programs within her purview span across the themes of advancing the circular economy, climate change, and social responsibility, Page is a member of the ESG Executive Steering Committee which guides the company’s broader ESG ambitions.
Prior to this role, Page spent 10 years as Sr. Managing Director, Global Ethics & Compliance, overseeing and managing Dell Technologies’ ethics strategy and proactive culture of integrity initiatives, including the Code of Conduct, compliance and ethics-related awareness programs and key operational processes for the company. Both roles have been complimented by an additional 15 years in sales and consulting, much within the ethics, compliance, risk and governance space.