Boma Brown-West

Boma Brown-West
Director, Consumer Health
Environmental Defense Fund
As Director of Consumer Health, Boma works to reduce the climate and chemical footprints of consumer products. She works with major retailers and brands to implement chemical policies, set ambitious sustainability targets, and drive transparency across global supply chains. She launched EDF’s Five Pillars for Safer Chemicals Leadership and SustainaBuy: The Future of Sustainable E-Commerce. Prior to joining EDF in 2013, Boma worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation. There, she played a driving role in establishing Whirlpool’s North American sustainability strategy and working with industry colleagues to create the region’s first ever appliance sustainability standards. Boma has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

Speaking in:

June 20
1:00 pm1:30 pm
Room 25B
Like many companies, when Walmart began prioritizing sustainability, it focused initially on issues it directly controls. The company set three goals: (1) Powering the company with 100% renewable energy; (2) generating zero waste; and (3) selling more sustainable products. As its sustainability strategy matured, the company began focusing more on the sustainability opportunities and risks deep… Read more