BSR Conference 2012: Fast Forward / October 23-26 / New York

Sarah Thorn

Senior Director of Government Relations and International Trade, Walmart

Session Speaker

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Sarah Thorn is primarily responsible for international policy issues at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is involved in legislative initiatives and trade negotiations (both regional and WTO) that affect Wal-Mart’s retail and distribution rights and international sourcing. Since mid-2011, Thorn has also lead the strategy team that developed Wal-Mart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative, which is focused on empowering women throughout Wal-Mart’s global supply chain. Before joining Wal-Mart, Thorn worked for seven years at the Grocery Manufacturers Association where she led the food, beverage, and consumer products industry advocacy on international trade issues. She has also worked as a Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as an International Relations Representative with AMP Incorporated.

Thank You, Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Cisco Hitachi PwC Target UL Responsible Sourcing

Associate Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Supporting Sponsors

Adobe AT&T ExxonMobil Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

Participating Sponsors

American Express Baker & McKenzie LLP Best Buy BNY Mellon Ford Hyatt Hotels Corporation The Walt Disney Company UPS Vale

Contributing Sponsors

Chevron icix Levi Strauss & Co.

Convening Media

Bloomberg Business Week Weber Shandwick

Marketing and Media

3BL Media BEF Caixin Media Corporate Knights Globescan GreenBiz Group Inc. Hemlock Responsible-Investor Sina Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Tomorrow Partners