Patagonia: Why Business is Good for the Planet

What began as founder Yvon Chouinard’s desire to create stronger and more durable gear for his own recreational hiking in 1957 in Southern California has now morphed into a multimillion-dollar global corporation that is actively involved in environmental conservation and protection Continue reading

Patagonia-Why Business is Good for the Planet

Doug Freeman, Patagonia’s Chief Operating Officer, leads everything from design to IT to advanced innovation at the growing global company based in Ventura – all with a big focus on embedding social and environmental responsibility more and more deeply into Patagonia’s operations. Doug will discuss Patagonia’s unique history, his work to address the company’s environmental commitments in the context of complex global operations, and how it has succeeding in ensuring its core values remain foundational for the future. Continue reading