John Lawrence

John Lawrence currently serves as Director, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Wal-Mart Canada, a position he has held since November 2006. He is responsible for driving leadership and reporting for CSR, specifically in the areas of environmental sustainability, community involvement, ethical sourcing and employee programs.

John began his Wal-Mart career in Bentonville, Arkansas in 1990 as a marketing manager. He then worked at Wal-Mart Canada in 1994 as a transition coach for the marketing department. Upon returning to the U.S., he held the following positions: Manager, Community and Environmental Programs; Director, Package Design; Director, International Marketing/Advertising; Sr. Manager, Wal-Mart Foundation/Director of the Associate in Critical Need Trust.

John is a graduate of Louisiana State University, the Walton Institute of Retailing and recently became a Certified Sustainability/CSR Practitioner through the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence.