David Katz

David Katz

Founder & CEO The Plastic Bank, Global Leader, Visionary

Speaker biography

David Katz - The global fight against plastic pollution.

David Katz is the founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to solving ocean pollution. Plastic Bank is a global network of micro-recycling markets that empowers communities to overcome poverty by eliminating environmental problems. It is an ecosystem that enables the world to collect plastic waste and trade it as currency. Global partners include IBM, Shell Energy and Henkel.

David Katz's presentation topics

Social Entrepreneurship:
- Triple bottom line business. Doing well while doing good.
- A new tide. The rising consumer movement to do good.

- The surprising solution to ocean plastic

- From idea to multinational. The business story behind the Plastic Bank Core Values
- "Context," and the power of clarity in decisions.

David Katz is the recipient of the 2017 United Nations Lighthouse Award for Planetary Health, recipient of the Sustainia Community Award from the Paris Climate Change Conference, Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), and was named a Global Citizen as an Entrepreneurs' Organization. He was also named one of the World's Most Compassionate Entrepreneurs by Salt Magazine.

David Katz was named #4 on Salt Magazine's list of the World's Top 100 Compassionate Business Leaders, between Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Elon Musk.

His humanitarian work has earned him international recognition. David Katz has been featured in Forbes, TIME Magazine, Fast Company and National Geographic. He has guest starred in an award-winning documentary film and an international reality TV show. David Katz is a guardian of the earth and a champion for the poor.

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David Katz

Redner Nachhaltigkeit - The surprising solution to ocean plastic - TED

David Katz

Speaker Sustainability - Founder & CEO The Plastic Bank

David Katz

Social plastic is a new currency - TEDxAcademy

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