Jeffrey Hollender is the founder of Jeffrey Hollender Partners, a business strategy consulting firm, and is a leading authority on social entrepreneurship, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and social equity. More than 23 years ago he co-founded Seventh Generation and went on to build the company into a $150 million natural-product brand known for its authenticity, transparency, and progressive business practices. His passion for changing the negative impact that industry has on the environment and society is evident in each of his seven books, including The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win (2010). He is the 2011-2012 distinguished Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at the NYU Stern School of Business
Jeffrey’s first business ventures were in the fields of banking, education, and publishing. He was a co-founder of Brooklyn’s Community Capital Bank and the founder of the Skills Exchange in Toronto and Network for Learning in New York City. He sold Network for Learning to Warner Publishing, a division of Warner Communications in 1985. Chair of the Greenpeace Fund US and a board member of Health Care Without Harm and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization, he is also co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 110,000 business leaders committed to changing the rules of business.