CEOs – most of them are the faces of their respective companies – so they have an image to upkeep.
However, there are seven CEOs from large companies who are creating green projects not to just look good but to save the world too.
This study (by Buddy Loans) has a rundown of them all.
1) Jeff Bezos:
Jeff Bezos – CEO of Amazon – is working on General Fusion, a nuclear fusion company aiming to provide cheap, clean and abundant power for everyone.
— BusinessInVancouver (@BIVnews) May 19, 2015
In turn, they will aid the cleaning up of air and environment, as well as benefiting the poor parts of the world.
2) George Soros:
George Soros – Chairman of Soros Fund Management – is running Open Society Foundations, which deals with human rights and politics. The foundation provides legal aid to people unlawfully detained or imprisoned around the world:
— Open Society (@OpenSociety) January 13, 2016
The organisation began by providing scholarships to black students in Apartheid-era south Africa, and also by supporting political dissidents in the Eastern Bloc.
3) Elon Musk:
Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX – is using his project Open AI – to look into potential threats to mankind by artificial intelligence.
Hello, world: https://t.co/XrT0zxMBCD
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) December 11, 2015
Even Professor Stephen Hawking has called AI a huge threat to mankind in the future. Musk is hoping that the information he provides will improve technology and problem-solving.
4) Lauren Bush:
Lauren Bush – the granddaughter of George H. W. Bush – is the CEO of Feed, a social enterprise that is aimed at creating ethical products that help feed the world.
— FEED Projects (@FEEDprojects) January 25, 2016
When a Feed project purchase is made, they donate to specifically target hunger and food shortage issues through the United Nations World Food Programme.
5) Manoj Bhargava:
Manoj Bhargava is founder and CEO of 5 Hour Energy. 5 Hour Energy is an energy drink, and by 2011 the company had generated $1bn in sales. In 2015 Manoj pledged 99% of his net worth “to improving the well-being of the world’s less fortunate.”
— 5-hour ENERGY® (@5hourenergy) November 23, 2015
Mr. Bhargava project is the Free Electric bike, which provides an electric bike to villages in the world which may not have access to electricity. As the villagers pedal the bikes, electricity is generated to power the lights (and other electrical devices). Bhargava plans to give away 10,000 bikes next year to India.
6) Vicki Escarra:
Vicki Escarra is CEO of her project – Opportunity International. OI looks at ending global poverty, by providing small business loans, and savings, and insurance, along with training, to help people in the developing world get out of poverty.
— Opportunity UK (@OI_Opportunity) May 28, 2015
By providing these tools and the training needed for someone to begin a business and be successful, jobs and financial security will also be created.
7) Glen Tullman:
Glen Tullman is CEO of Livongo Health, a company “taking a bold step to change how we manage chronic conditions, starting with diabetes”. They use modern day technology, such as cloud technology, to help people manage chronic medical conditions:
— Livongo (@Livongo) November 14, 2015
Their main goal is to improve the health and well being of those with chronic illnesses, so they can have a more productive and better life.