Global Summit 2019 recap

Our Global Summit is a meeting of the minds, an international gathering of leaders in the environmental movement, a sharing of ideas to empower each other forward—and above all—a hope spot. Our third annual Global Summit in Portland, Oregon was no different. With a sold-out crowd, the momentum was palpable.

We came together to recognize the achievements of our network from the past year. In 2018, 1% for the Planet partnerships generated more than $25 million toward environmental giving. In just one year, over 600 new businesses and individuals joined 1% for the Planet—a number which comprises over 280 new international members. With our mission resonating around the globe, 2018 marked the largest growth in organizational history.

However, the intention of our Global Summit is to not only celebrate our past successes, but to learn from one another, inspire one another and propel our movement forward to save the planet. With this in mind, the theme of Global Summit 2019 was Movement Building.

Every day, there is a greater necessity to create a positive impact on the environment. While we’re proud of our record-setting year, our work is not done. Yes, the Summit provides an opportunity to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as a network but it’s not about looking in the rear view mirror; it’s about feeling galvanized both by the mastery we’ve gained through those accomplishments but also by the extent to which our planet still needs our very best collective action.  

We didn’t gather in Portland to just talk about why we’re all here. We know our environment is in crisis. We know that this is a critical moment for our planet. We know the why well—too well, in fact. 1% for the Planet members traveled from cities and countries near and far to challenge each other with a far more important question: how?

How are we going to take this movement to the next level? How are we going to solve our environment’s most pressing issues? How are we going to save our home planet?

Our schedule was packed, but these conversations sparked ambitious ideas and catalyzed new collaborations between like-minded businesses and individuals.

The Summit kicked off with an unforgettable welcome from Caroline Duell, Founder and CEO of All Good, and continued with an intimate conversation between our very own CEO, Kate Williams and Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia and Co-founder of 1% for the Planet.

As the Summit continued, Marc Randolph, Founder of Netflix and 1% for the Planet Board Member, encouraged innovation and explained how business can be used as a tool of disruption for the common good. Leaders from 1% for the Planet member organizations filled panels and breakout sessions on topics ranging from leading the environmental movement, accelerating our growth through activism, leveraging storytelling as a means for change, and expanding the diverse spectrum of our network.

If you weren’t able to make it to this year’s Global Summit—don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We encourage you to relive the excitement, as you can watch all of our Global Summit speakers and panels in the videos below. Tune in. Get inspired. Grow the movement! We’ll see you at Global Summit 2020.

Be sure to check out our full Global Summit 2019 Photo Gallery. A special thanks to our incredible photographer Paul Riedmiller!

Offset your travels to Global Summit 2019:

We appreciate the dedication of our network and our members’ willingness to travel to our Global Summit. However, we also understand the importance of taking responsibility for our emissions. That’s why 1% for the Planet member Carbon Credit Capital is offering the ability to offset your travel emissions. Learn more here!

GLOBAL SUMMIT 2019: speakers, Panels & Inspiration

Videos produced by 1% for the Planet member, One Hundred Seconds

Sponsored by 1% for the Planet member, LOACOM


Welcome to Global Summit 2019

Caroline Duell, Founder & CEO of All Good Products

A Conversation with Yvon Chouinard And Kate WIlliams

Yvon Chouinard

Founder of Patagonia and Co-founder of 1% for the Planet

Kate Williams

CEO of 1% for the Planet

Panel: Disruption for Good

Moderated by:

Daniel Kurzrock, Co-founder of ReGrained


Shanon Tysland, Owner of Experience Momentum, Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell, CEO of GO Box, David Stover, CEO of Bureo, and Elisa Ringholm, Chief of Staff of The Story of Stuff Project

PANEL: Accelerating the movement through activism

Panel Moderator:

Caroline Duell, Founder & CEO of All Good


Sean Butler, President of Emergent Law and Peter Dering, CEO of Peak Design

PANEL: Leading the growing global movement

Panel Moderator:

Lia Colabello, Kick Plastic Cause Ambassador, Costa Sunglasses


Benjy Adler, Owner of The Skinny Pancake, Haley Haggerstone, Development & Partnerships Director of The 5 Gyres Institute, Philip Crouse, Founder of Tiny Kitchen Brands, Morgan Rider, Individual Member, Kevin Christopher, Owner/Founder of Ridgeline Venture Law. and Fabia Pryor, Sustainability Program Manager of KeepCup

PANEL: Integrating your commitment through storytelling panel

Panel moderator:

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, CEO of Grist


Jyoti Stephens, VP People, Culture & Mission, Nature's Path Food & Envirokidz, Katie Reinman, Brand Director of Stasher, Richie Graham, Richie Graham Photography, and Michael Jager, Chief Creative Officer of Solidarity of Unbridled Labour.

PANEL: Celebrating the spectrum of today's network panel

Panel moderator:

Miranda Massie, Director of The Climate Museum


Brianne Miller, CEO of Nada, Laurie MacKenzie, Development Director of RAVEN Trust, Neha Misra, Co-founder & Chief Collaboration Officer of Solar Sister, Jordan Nodarse, Director of Denim at Boyish Jeans, Bethany Thomas, Co-founder Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO), and Matt Thomas, CEO of Brew Dr. Kombucha

People for the Planet Awards

We are so grateful for the support and inspiration from our network of members. To show our gratitude, we decided to recognize our members with our first-ever People for the Planet Awards at this year’s Global Summit.

Learn more about all award recipients here!

Developing leadership in the wild ft. Chad Brown & James Joiner

To close out our Global Summit, we announced the launch of our new podcast Planet Service Announcement with a live episode recording. We hope this podcast heightens awareness around the critical state of our planet and encourages the world to take action. Stay tuned on our channels for the release of our first season!

Closing keynote and podcast recording featuring:

Chad Brown, Founder and President of 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, Soul River Inc.

James Joiner, J James Joiner Photography and 1% for the Planet ambassador and individual member