Katie Anderson

Manager, Supply Chain, EDF+Business

Work

Areas of expertise:
Deforestation, jurisdictional approach, corporate sustainability strategy, agricultural supply chain sustainability

Katie is a manager at EDF+Business, which for 25 years has been bringing innovative solutions to high-impact companies – including McDonald’s, Smithfield Foods and Walmart. Katie leads EDF+Business’ work to eliminate deforestation from global supply chains. To combat deforestation, Katie advocates for the “jurisdictional approach,” where companies work in concert with local government and other stakeholders across sourcing regions to promote sustainable development. Her recent accomplishments include advising Walmart on its new jurisdictional approach commitment and helping to launch the Corporate Action Group in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Background

Katie developed a passion for sustainable agriculture after spending a summer in India in college, where she learned firsthand about the opportunities to create strong agricultural economies and thriving forests. Prior to her current role on EDF+Business, she led EDF’s work to engage agricultural retailers as champions for sustainability, including supporting its partnership with United Suppliers. Throughout her career, she has created win-win solutions for businesses and the planet by helping companies reduce deforestation, improve water quality and decrease greenhouse gas emissions from food production internationally and domestically.

Katie lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Abigail, who already has a healthy love for food!

Education

  • Master of Environmental Management, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis, Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University