Wharton DC Green Business Forum

Katherine Neebe, Director of Sustainability
& Stakeholder Engagement, Walmart
NEW LOCATION: National Press Club McClendon Room

Please join us for our FORUM where we discuss topics at the intersection of business and our environment.

When and Where:

The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum, will hold its upcoming meeting on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Lunch will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 pm (Please arrive no later than 11:45 to get your lunch without interrupting the program), including time for networking

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LOCATION: NOTE: New location:

National Press Club, 14th & F Streets, NW: McClendon Room on the 14th Floor |(take elevator to 13th, then walk to 14th), Washington, DC   (near Metro Center (Red / Blue-Orange lines).


Environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully. As the world's largest retailer, Walmart understands that its actions have the potential to save customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come. In 2005, Walmart set three aspirational sustainability goals:

  • To be supplied 100% by renewable energy
  • To create zero waste
  • To sell products that sustain people and the environment

The Wharton Green Business Forum invites you to join us at lunch from 12-1:30 on Friday, May 23, with  Katherine Neebe, Walmart's Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement. She will share how Walmart is translating sustainability principles into day-to-day action, delivering value to its customers, and averting risk.

The Wharton DC Green Business Forum meets regularly with speakers in varied facets of the cleantech. energy and sustainability fields to learn about new developments and business opportunities.  Sponsored by the Wharton School Club of DC, announcements of upcoming events reach over 3,000 Washington area alums of Wharton, Harvard, Columbia and other top business schools, entrepreneurs and executives. Attendance at the programs is open to anyone interested in business and the environment, with advance signup recommended.


Katherine Neebe

Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement


Katherine joined Walmart's sustainability team in June 2013 and leads Walmart’s external stakeholder relationships, focused on key eNGO partnerships. In addition, she manages and responds to emerging environmental issues for the company.

Prior to Walmart, Katherine spent six years at WWF (World Wildlife Federation) managing one of the world’s largest corporate-NGO partnerships, a $97MM sustainability-driven initiative with The Coca-Cola Company focused on water. Work addressed river basin conservation, water and energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture and packaging.

In 2011, the effort expanded to include a cause-marketing platform directed towards polar bear conservation. Work is active in 49 countries.

Over the past 16 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 in 2004 and has a BA in English from Colorado College.

Register Today: We expect this event to sell out early!!

  • Wharton Club, WNG Members and first guest: $20/Person through Noon, four days prior (includes lunch, program, networking)
  • Non-Members, at all times, and members after 4 days prior, and all walk-ins: $30/person.

  • ***Green Business Forum May

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The DC Wharton Club's Green Business Forum meets periodically for either breakfast or lunch.