Adam Werbach portrait

Adam Werbach

Global Lead, Sustainable Shopping, Amazon

Adam Werbach is a lifelong sustainability advocate working at the intersection of technology, business, and politics.

Elected at age 23 as the national president of the Sierra Club, Werbach was instrumental in the fights to create Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the now threatened Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument. He left the Sierra Club to start the technology and strategy company Act Now Productions, which was best known for helping Walmart launch its sustainability efforts. Werbach sold Act Now to the Publicis Groupe in 2008 and became the global CEO for Saatchi & Saatchi S, where he helped launch products from the Toyota Prius to wind turbines.

He later co-founded the venture-backed online re-use platform Yerdle, which powers the re-use programs for companies including Patagonia, REI, and Eileen Fisher. His most recent book, “Strategy for Sustainability,” was published by Harvard Business Press and is taught in leading business schools. Today he advises companies on strategies to grow their businesses sustainably through his consultancy Planet 10B. Werbach recently co-founded Win The Future (WTF) with Silicon Valley leaders Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman to bring the voice of young people into the political system.