Jeffrey Hollender
Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender

Sustainable Business Expert, Environmental Advocate, Activist and Former CEO of Seventh Generation

  • Environmental Issues
  • Values-Based Business Leadership
  • Green Business
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Travels From

  • VT

Fee Range

  • $7,500 - $10,000

Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Former President and "Chief Inspired Protagonist" of Seventh Generation, Jeffrey Hollender is a well-respected leader in the socially and environmentally responsible communities. An entrepreneur at heart, his first business ventures were rooted in adult education. Jeffrey Hollender began with not-for-profit organizations, including a learning exchange that offered practical and professional development classes and an adult education and audio-publishing company; both were social and financial successes. After his tenure as president of Warner Audio Publishing, New York City, Jeffrey Hollender acquired a small mail order catalog of energy conservation products, Renew America, which eventually blossomed into Seventh Generation.

Jeffrey Hollender led Seventh Generation from its humble beginnings to its current position as the leading and fastest-growing brand of natural products for the home, and the leading authority on issues related to making a positive difference in the health of the planet and its inhabitants through our everyday choices.

Jeffrey Hollender frequently addresses social and environmental responsibility at regional, national and international venues, and is often asked by other companies to consult on sustainability. His blog is a closely-followed resource and guide for spotlighting socially responsible business practices and principles on the global stage. Jeffrey Hollender is also the author of several books, including What Matters Most and Naturally Clean.

More About Jeffrey Hollender. . .
Jeffrey Hollender is a member and former Director of the Social Venture Network, a group of socially-conscious business executives. He co-founded and was a Director of Community Capital Bank, a New York financial institution that invests in affordable housing and community development. Jeffrey Hollender was also an Advisor to The Council on Economic Priorities best-selling guide book, Shopping for a Better World. Jeffrey Hollender served as President of The Rainforest Foundation USA from 1992 to 1996, an organization created to protect the rainforest and the human rights of its indigenous peoples. He also served as a Board member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Currently Jeffrey Hollender serves on the Board of Directors of Greenpeace USA, Healthy Child Healthy World (formerly Children's Health Environmental Coalition), Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, and Alloy Inc., a publicly traded company.

Creating a healthier home environment hit close to home for the Hollenders when son Alex was hospitalized for an asthma attack several years ago. A leading asthma specialist confirmed the cause was 100% environmental and the cure included mattress covers to confine dust mites, no carpeting, and non-toxic cleaners.

Jeffrey Hollender and his wife have three children and live in Vermont.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • What Matters Most: The Next Generation of Responsible, Values Based Business Leadership
  • Growing an Environmental Business from the Ground Up