business news in context, analysis with attitude

• Harriet Hentges, described by Business Week as “a former nun and conflict resolution expert” who at various times in her career helped mediate conflicts in Iraq and the Balkans, and who was hired by Wal-Mart last year to help it connect better with environmental groups and critics, is leaving the retailer’s employ, effective immediately.

The company said that Hentges is leaving for “personal reasons,” but would not elaborate.

Wal-Mart said that it is seeking a replacement.
KC's View: