Integrating Sustainability Across Your Business

  • Introducing key focus areas and how Walmart takes a shared-value approach to sustainability, engaging all levels of the company to embed it into everyday business practices 
  • Walmart has made a bold and forward-leaning commitment to become a regenerative company. What does this mean in practice, and what does it mean for the company’s operations looking forward? 
  • Sharing how Walmart is using its scale to spur change throughout the global value chain and speed up adoption of best practices that yield results on climate action. What insights can Walmart share about how it has been successful in its collaboration efforts? 
  • Walmart’s long-time purpose has been to save people money so they can live better. Is there a tension between business for good and business for growth? 
  • Where does Walmart see the most room for innovation within sustainability?

Jane Ewing
SVP, Sustainability

Walmart has spent more than a decade collaborating with suppliers, NGOs, and others to drive positive change across global supply chains. Jane Ewing leads Walmart’s Sustainability team and efforts, which prioritize people and the planet by aiming to source responsibly, sell sustainable products, restore natural resources, and reduce waste and emissions.

Jane joined Walmart in 2012 as a Senior Vice President for the International division. In 2013, she transitioned to the Walmart U.S. Merchandising business before being asked to lead the U.S. Business Development team. Here she was responsible for initiatives such as In-Store General Merchandise Pickup, Supercenter Reinvention, and Digital Acceleration, where she developed solutions to provide a seamless shopping experience for customers.

Prior to her current role, Jane led the People Group for Walmart International, supporting around 700,000 associates in 26 countries. She and her team were responsible for ensuring Walmart International attracts, develops, and retains top retail talent around the world.

Before joining Walmart, Jane spent 20 years with Diageo PLC, where she held various general management roles in several countries across Northern & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Global Travel.

Jane is passionate about advancing social and environmental sustainability, fostering inclusion, developing talent, and supporting our next generation of leaders. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Sustainability Consortium and the Partnership for a Healthier America advisory council leading up to the 2021 United Nations World Food Systems Summit. Within Walmart, Jane has served as the Chair of the President’s Global Council for Women Leaders and as the co-chair for the President’s Inclusion Council.

A British national, Jane earned her undergraduate degree in International Business and Modern Languages from Aston University in Birmingham, England. She also holds an Erasmus Diploma in International Business from the École de Management Européen in Strasbourg, France.