Josh Dorfman

Co-Founder & CEO


Josh Dorfman is a sustainability-focused entrepreneur who has led ventures spanning tech, media, and manufacturing. Josh is co-founder and CEO of Plantd, a carbon-negative building materials company pioneering a novel path to gigaton-scale carbon capture. Previously, Josh was CEO of The Collider, the nation's first innovation center for big-data climate change solutions, working in tandem with NOAA's Center for Environmental Information, leading academic centers of excellence for climate adaptation, and the private sector to incubate the next generation of climate data analytics startups. At Amazon, Josh led, an e-commerce business for natural, organic, and sustainable products. Earlier, Josh founded two award-winning modern design sustainable furniture companies; Vivavi, named to Inc. Magazine's "Green 50" as a pioneer accelerating the green economy, and Simbly, recognized by the National Wildlife Federation for its practices to preserve forest ecosystems. Josh is also known as the creator and host of The Lazy Environmentalist, a consumer entertainment brand that featured a Sundance Channel reality television series, SiriusXM radio show, book series, and spokesperson engagements with national brands, including Brita and Clorox Greenworks. Josh currently serves on Governor Cooper's North Carolina Entrepreneurial Council. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.


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