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Fireside Chat with Patagonia CEO, Ryan Gellert, New York City

Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Fireside Chat with Patagonia CEO, Ryan Gellert, New York City

NationSwell Salon | New York City
Monday, September 18, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Please join us for a conversation with Ryan Gellert, CEO of Patagonia, on the power of business as a force for social and environmental progress. Recently named one of Time100’s Most Influential Companies, and topping the Axios/Harris poll as the most loved company in the United States, Patagonia is internationally recognized for its product quality and environmental activism.
In this fireside chat, we will touch on Patagonia’s philosophy on the purpose of business and how they work to be a responsible company, including their novel ownership model — and what’s next for this standard setting, purpose-driven company.
Light bites and refreshments will be provided.
Location information will be distributed once your registration is confirmed.

About Patagonia

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. As a certified B Corporation and a founding member of 1% for the Planet, the company is recognized internationally for its product quality and environmental activism, as well as its contributions of nearly $200 million to environmental organizations. Its unique ownership structure reflects that Earth is its only shareholder: Profits not reinvested back into the business are paid as dividends to protect the planet.

About NationSwell

NationSwell is an award-winning social impact company that assists changemakers, thought leaders and purpose-driven business executives as they drive social impact at scale. Through a robust membership community and the nation’s leading social impact studio, NationSwell supports these impact leaders on a range of our world’s most pressing issues.



Photo Credit: Erik Carter

Baratunde Thurston

Host at America Outdoors on PBS, Bestselling Author, Podcaster, Storyteller

Ryan Gellert




4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Doors Open, Welcome Drinks and Refreshments

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
NationSwell Fireside Chat

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

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Monday, September 18, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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New York City
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Environment and Climate Action
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