by Lance Turner
Posted 3/12/2013 10:01 am
Updated 3 months ago
Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, is scheduled to speak next week at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.
Dach, who is leaving the post in June, will discuss "issues regarding social and corporate responsibility in America," the school said. Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford will lead the discussion.
Dach's appearance is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 19. Admission is free but you must reserve seats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (501) 683-5239.
Before joining the world's largest retailer, Dach was vice chairman of Edelman, a global communications firm, leading the company's Washington D.C. office, its research, advertising and corporate social responsibility consulting divisions, and its global public affairs, crisis, technology and health care practices.
Dach joined Wal-Mart in August 2006 just as anti-Wal-Mart attacks reached a feverish pitch on all fronts, from how it treats its workers to how it hasn't taken enough responsibility for its environmental impact.
While he's been at Wal-Mart, the company has worked with its expansive network of suppliers to reduce packaging. More recent initiatives include boosting sourcing of U.S. products by $50 billion over the next decade. Wal-Mart also launched measures to help empower female factory workers in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America.