Nate Hurst

Global Director, Environmental & Living Progress
Nate Hurst is currently the Global Director of Environmental Progress and Chief of Staff for HP’s Living Progress Initiatives team. He helps drive environmental sustainability and social innovation programs aligned with HP’s business strategy. Nate directs the strategy of a global team of experts focused on solving environmental and social issues in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers, and partners. His goal is to create sustainable solutions that address societal challenges in the areas of education, global health, and the environment that showcase HP’s technology. Nate leads the environmental progress team. In this role, Hurst supports and drives the development of the company’s environmental strategy and advances HP’s environmental and energy initiatives around the world. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience in environmental sustainability and social innovation working in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, Hurst served as director of sustainability, public affairs, and government relations for Walmart where he executed a proactive internal and external business sustainability strategy on environmental issues. This is Hurst’s second time working for HP; in 2003, he helped develop a strategic plan to better align HP’s external partnerships to the company’s global citizenship goals and business objectives. As a national spokesperson for The Ocean Conservancy, he spearheaded big ideas, communications strategies, and goals for environmental advocacy and advanced policy agendas through government relations. Prior, he served on The White House Council on Environmental Quality for President Clinton. He helped develop the Administration’s environmental agenda and implemented an extensive outreach plan in support of the agenda. His international experience includes representing the United States government as a member of many official delegations. Hurst received his master’s degrees from the University of California – Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University.