David Katz

The Plastic Bank

Founder & CEO



David is the Founder of The Plastic Bank and a winner of Entrepreneur Organization’s Global Citizen of the Year. Each year, this award is given to one member of E.O. who uses their entrepreneurial skills to make a positive change in the world. David Katz was recently recognized as #4 in Salt Magazine’s list of The World’s Top 100 Compassionate Business Leaders between Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Elon Musk.

After ten successful years of business, David sold his GPS tracking technology company to focus on the growth of The Plastic Bank. David also founded The Core Values Institute, which is a global thought leadership platform and consultancy that helps entrepreneurs uncover and live in line with the values that drive their success. He has consulted globally with hundreds of businesses about the use and implementation of values-based leadership, business process, mobile workforce management, and social responsibility.

David’s combination of business and sustainability expertise has earned him massive global media attention. He is a dynamic, internationally recognized speaker described by many as “the best in the sustainability industry.” David has presented globally, including keynotes for TEDxAcademy, Sustainable Brands, World Forum for Circular Economy, and the Entrepreneurs Organization.

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