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September 20-21, 2021
Encore Boston HarborBoston

Evan Abel
Sustainability Strategy and Operations, New Product Innovation, Walmart at *virtual speaker


Evan is a customer-focused innovator with over 15 years’ experience building novel products, services, and business models. He currently leads sustainability initiatives with Walmart’s New Product Innovation team where he steers circular economy delivery pilots. Evan initially joined Walmart through a 2018 acquisition to launch and build the InHome Delivery service. Previously, Evan co-founded Frank, a peer-to-peer money lending platform grounded in behavioral economics principles. He also co-founded FoR (now SBP), a disaster-relief nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding flooded homes in marginalized areas, after Superstorm Sandy devastated NY in 2012. 

Additionally, Evan teaches a product design and development course as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. And, as a proud Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Master Composter, Evan builds compost projects in his community’s shared gardens.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Sustainability vs Cost: How Are We Making Choices Differently