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Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal.

They are an alliance of farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers committed to creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. By bringing diverse allies together, Rainforest Alliance makes deep-rooted change on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time. They’re implementing proven and scalable solutions on the ground while testing innovative ways to drive change.

Daniel Katz, Founder

Daniel R. Katz is the board chair and former President and CEO of the Rainforest Alliance, an organization he co-founded in 1986 at the age of 24.

Mr. Katz is the vice president, Environment Program at The Overbrook Foundation, where he directs environmental philanthropy in areas ranging from biodiversity conservation and sustainable consumption to movement building and innovation. At Overbrook, he has launched numerous initiatives, including Catalog Choice, an online service that offers an easy way for millions of users to stop the flow of unwanted catalogs into their mailboxes. He is currently spearheading initiatives to build a stronger, more inclusive, and more equitable environmental movement in the United States.

A former Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow, Mr. Katz has served as a consultant, adviser, and board member for numerous organizations including People for the American Way,, the Gibson Guitar Foundation, and the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the editor of two volumes: Why Freedom Matters: The Spirit of the Declaration of Independence in Prose, Poetry and Song (Workman) and Tales from the Jungle: A Rainforest Reader (Crown).