Putting Political Strategy Skills to Work in Retail Sustainability

Rob Kaplan Sr. Manager of Sustainability at Walmart

Ever wondered how those lucky few manage to land the sweet sustainability gigs at big-impact companies like Walmart and Target? Well, why not go straight to the source? We just published one such story from Net Impacter Rob Kaplan, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart, and it turns out it’s really not about luck after all.

Rob’s career story demonstrates how a little strategy can go a long way when it comes to landing that dedicated role in corporate responsibility and sustainability. This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Rob, though. He shared his experiences with us in last year’s Corporate Careers That Make a Difference.

One of the biggest challenges Rob cited then was making corporate citizenship a priority for individuals in the company. “It’s not a question of whether or not it’s the right thing, but how to do these things when there’s tremendous pressure on everybody to meet business goals.”

Read more at Success Stories. Original story by Jess Sand, Net Impact.

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