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Listening and Learning, Walmart Reopens Chicago Supercenters with a Community

By Keith Wyche, Vice President, Community Engagement & Support
Blog

There’s a difference between existing in a community, and being part of one. At the core of that difference is a question: How well do you listen?

Since a wave of civil unrest shook the nation in June, we’ve been listening intently to the citizens of Chicago. And we’re making changes we’re proud of, to reflect the nature of a community we want to do more than just exist in.

Walmart and North Carolina A&T State University Team up to Launch 'Equity in Education Initiative'

Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — On Thursday, November 19, Walmart and America’s largest and top-ranked historically Black university, North Carolina A&T State University, announced plans to launch the Equity in Education Initiative, a new program aimed at increasing the number of African American college graduates securing careers in fields critical to the nation’s workforce. The program will support undergraduate students with tailored resources and assistance as they pursue degrees in business, engineering and other professional disciplines.

Innovating to Live Better, Walmart Foundation and Nonprofits Fight Childhood Food Insecurity

By Eileen Hyde, Director, Sustainable Food Systems and Food Access
Blog

The problem of food insecurity is not new. Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s taken on new urgency, as job loss and school closures disrupt the rhythms of life – and have often left America’s children unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

Walmart Extends a Hand Up to Indian Farmers

By Amelia Ahl
Article

The Walmart Foundation recently announced it will award two grants totaling $4.5 million to the NGOs Tanager and Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in order to improve the livelihoods of Indian farmers. These grants are a part of a $25 million commitment the foundation made in September 2018 to support smallholder Indian farmers over the course of five years.

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Walmart Sets Goal To Become a Regenerative Company

World’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2020 – Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing to help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet.

Walmart and Schneider Electric Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration to Help Suppliers Access Renewable Energy

New initiative seeks to add renewable generation capacity to the U.S. grid by creating greater access to large-scale, renewable energy as part of Walmart’s Project Gigaton.
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Walmart Inc. and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart’s U.S.-based suppliers, enabling them to lead on climate action.

Walmart Makes Progress Toward Positive Societal, Environmental Change Through ESG Initiatives

Article

September 2, 2020 - In case you missed it, last week Walmart Inc. released its second Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. Read Walmart's FY2020 ESG report here

Walmart, Sam's Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce Relief and Recovery Efforts To Help Those Affected by Hurricane Laura

Up to $2.5 million in cash and product committed to support local response organizations in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark. September 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages affecting southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $2.5 million in cash and in-kind product donations to organizations leading response and recovery efforts.

Walmart's 2020 ESG Efforts: Making Important Progress Toward Positive Societal, Environmental Change

By Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Press Release

I am excited to let you know that today we released Walmart’s 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which covers the fiscal year ending on Jan. 31, 2020 (FY2020).

UPS Longitudes | We Need More Eco-Friendly Packaging in Healthcare

James McGoff @ TemperPack
Article

Progress is a wonderful thing. Data shows us that people today are collectively more healthy, literate and environmentally conscious than at any point in human history.

Technology has driven much of this progress. The rate of technological change can sometimes feel overwhelming, but we nearly 8 billion humans need the most advanced thinking possible if we’re going to thrive on a crowded planet with limited resources.

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