Daniel Katz

Co-founder of the Rainforest Alliance, one of the most influential conservation organizations in the world. Spearheading the future of conservation through ideas on reputation, global footprint, and social impact.

  • At the age of 24, Daniel Katz co-founded the Rainforest Alliance, begining a new chapter in American environmental awareness and aligning goals of corporations and activists to conserve and better manage tropical forests around the world.
  • Currently Senior Program Director at The Overbrook Foundation, where he leads environmental giving in the areas of biodiversity conservation, sustainability and climate change
  • Under Katz’s leadership, the Rainforest Alliance became the first nonprofit organization to create a global program to monitor, evaluate, certify and audit forests and certain agricultural products
  • Instrumental in the formation of the recent conservation-minded Internet startup CatalogChoice.org
  • Katz’s message to young leaders of NGOs and entrepreneurs: “If I can do it, anyone can.”

"Dr. Phil of catalog clutter” and “the maven of the overstuffed mailbox"

- Bill Moyers, PBS