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Walmart Sustainability Case Project

 

The goal of the Walmart sustainability case project is to develop teaching cases and notes that lead students through an in-depth analysis of Walmart’s efforts to develop and implement an ambitious corporate sustainability strategy. To accomplish this task, professors from the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, and the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, collaborated to write a series of cases that explores Walmart’s sustainability journey from different positions and perspectives. During the project, our team conducted over 30 interviews that included over 25 Walmart employees who worked on the front lines developing and implementing the company’s new sustainability strategy. For more information, please visit the project website: http://sustainabilitycases.uark.edu

Recent Submissions

  • Hyatt, David (2014-08-22)
    In early 2014 Elizabeth Fretheim, Director, Business Strategy and Sustainability for Logistics with Walmart, was reviewing with other members of the transportation team data on the fuel efficiency of their private fleet, ...
  • Galbreth, Michael; Waller, Matthew A.; Vincent, Christopher; Hyatt, David G. (2013-05-31)
    CASE OVERVIEW This case presents an interesting and very real dilemma: In 2005, Walmart committed to selling “products that sustain people and the environment.” However, despite environmental and social concerns of the ...
  • Galbreth, Michael; Waller, Matthew A.; Vincent, Christopher; Hyatt, David G. (2013-05-31)
    CASE OVERVIEW This case presents an interesting and very real dilemma: In 2005, Walmart committed to selling “products that sustain people and the environment.” However, despite environmental and social concerns of the ...
  • Carter, Kealy; Jayachandran, Satish (2012-12-10)
    To further encourage students to analyze initial goals in comparison with outcomes over time, we have developed a consumer-oriented case—“Consumers and Sustainability at Walmart: A Student’s Perspective”—that moves beyond ...
  • Hyatt, David G.; Spicer, Andrew (2012-12-10)
    in “Defining Sustainable Products (A),” we examine Walmart’s search for a systemic solution to define a sustainable product precisely. In this case, Matt Kistler, who succeeded Andy Ruben as the company sustainability ...

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