Editor at Large, Green Biz Group; retired McDonald’s Vice President of Sustainability
Bob Langert has engaged in social responsibility issues since the late 1980s. He joined McDonald’s system in 1983, with management positions in logistics, packaging and purchasing in the ‘80s. In the '90s, he had responsibilities for the environment, energy management, animal welfare and Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities’ grants, and he was appointed McDonald’s first vice president to lead sustainability in 2006. Langert led the development of McDonald’s 2020 Sustainability Vision and Framework, including McDonald’s commitment to the environment, supply chain sustainability and balanced menu choices. He retired from McDonald’s in March 2015 and joined the Green Biz Group, writing a regular column, “The Inside View” and helping with the Green Biz Executive Network. He received his master’s in business from Northwestern University.