Michelle Mauthe Harvey

Director, Supply Chain

Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, green supply chain


Michelle Mauthe Harvey leads Environmental Defense Fund's on-site corporate partnership with Walmart in Bentonville, AR advancing sustainable business practices throughout Walmart’s operations and supply chain. She is one of two staff members based in the Arkansas office.

Michelle’s primary areas of responsibility include health and environment; business integration; sustainable agriculture and forestry; water; and waste. She is an active participant in The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and supports strategic coordination among environmental organizations engaged with TSC and Walmart. She also serves on the EDF Diversity Committee.

Key projects
  • Green Chemistry and Consumer Products
  • Making the Sustainability Index a Success
  • Zero Waste without Incineration


  • MBA, Fuqua School, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • BSF, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Michelle ran a consulting business in sustainable forestry and agriculture focused on facilitation, strategic planning, and project management; projects included developing a new state plan to sustain agriculture in Maryland and a new research agenda for the USDA Forest Service.

Previous employers include the Society of American Foresters; National Environmental Education Foundation; Management Institute for Environment and Business; Duke University School of the Environment; and International Paper Company.

Michelle is a board member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and previously served on the US CDC National Center for Environmental Health federal advisory council; University of Michigan Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute advisory board; the Center for Environmental Learning operating committee; and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Verifiers accreditation subcommittee. She is a Society of American Foresters Fellow.

  • Michelle Mauthe Harvey

    Michelle Mauthe Harvey


Bentonville, Arkansas office

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