Purpose-Driven Business by the Numbers: Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet

By now, almost everyone has realized that business is responsible for creating many of the challenges we face today, but also that business is uniquely positioned to solve them. The question is– How can business make a meaningful difference, but also in a sustained manner? How can you ensure the integrity of those actions and the impact they create? And how do you make sure that you do it in a way that is not only accelerated, but also scales to meet the challenges we face with equal force? Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement, inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. In this episode, she shares how companies can build their reputations, strengthen their culture, and drive sales by supporting the future of our planet– and how you can become part of a fast growing movement of companies that together are a force multiplier for positive impact.

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Kate Williams: 

Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet’s global network of thousands of businesses and individuals have donated $100s of millions to environmental partners to date. Kate has led significant growth in the community’s scale & impact, as well as deep work on best practices for implementing high impact giving strategies, growing a network brand and operating as a thriving workplace with an incredible staff team. Kate earned a BA at Princeton University and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and has served on a variety of Boards throughout her career. Kate is Mom to two amazing young adults, 30-year partner with her husband, and is a trail runner, hiker with her dog and kitchen gardener.


Learn more about 1% for the Planet at: https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

Connect with Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katewilliams87/

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