Kate Wylie is the Global Vice President Sustainability for the food and drink company Mars Incorporated. She leads the corporation’s sustainable sourcing framework, socioeconomic impact strategy and sits on Mars’ Sustainability Strategy & Policymaking Group.
She joined the business in 2010 as Director of Sustainability for Mars Drinks and in 2013 progressed to lead the development of Mars Incorporated’s sustainable sourcing strategy, including the launch of their Deforestation Policy and investment in the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. More recently, Kate developed Mars Incorporated’s Income strategy defining Mars’ new long-term ambition for everyone in its supply chain to earn a decent standard of living and the launch of the Farmer Income Lab. Previously Kate has championed sustainable development within businesses both large and small, ranging from eBay to The Carbon Neutral Company.
Kate is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University and holds a first class honours in Economics from Manchester University. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Food Lab and the Investment Committee for the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. In 2015 leading sustainability publication BusinessGreen named Kate as one of the “Top 30 Women Shaping Sustainable Business.”