Jeffrey Hollender is a leading authority on corporate responsibility, sustainability and social equity. In 1988, he co-founded Seventh Generation, building it into a leading natural product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. Today, as a CEO, author, speaker, consultant, and activist, Jeffrey’s mission is to inspire and provoke business leaders to think differently about the role they and their companies play in society. Along the way, he’s working to drive systemic change that makes it easier for businesses to become radically more sustainable, transparent and responsible.
Currently Hollender is the Founder and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Hollender Sustainable Brands, and an Adjunct Professor for sustainability and social entrepreneurship at New York University. Hollender was the Co-Chair of the Greenpeace US Board of Directors until 2013 and now continues to serve on the Board of Directors. He is also the co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of over 200,000 business leaders committed to progressive public policy, and serves on the Board of Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization. He divides his time between Charlotte, VT, and New York City.
Hollender’s is the author of seven books, including 2010’s The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win. Hollender has also helped millions of Americans make green and ethical product choices, beginning with his bestselling title, How to Make the World a Better Place, a Beginner’s Guide, in 1990. His most recent book, Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most guides consumers through the dizzying array of decisions they make each day, helping them understand which choices matter most and which have hidden repercussions.
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