David Katz
Founder & CEO, Plastic Bank

David is the Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, a social enterprise helping the world stop ocean plastic while improving the lives of collector communities. Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global supply chain as Social Plastic®. Global partners include IBM, Henkel, SC Johnson, and more. 

David has been named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine and the Entrepreneur Organization’s Global Citizen of the Year. He’s been honoured for his humanitarian work with the Prix Voltaire International, the United Nations Lighthouse Award for Planetary Health, the Paris Climate Conference Sustainia Community Award, and the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award.

David’s leadership and social entrepreneurship have earned him international recognition. David has been featured in hundreds of international news publications, including Forbes, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Business Week, and National Geographic. David has presented on the TED stage and is featured in an award-winning documentary.