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Kate Williams

CEO1% for the Planet

Burlington, VT

Member Since July 2023


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Kate Williams is a non-profit and community leader with experience at local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

Published content

Learning to lead effectively in the workplace: 16 tips to success

expert panel

Business experts share what it takes to manage a company and its people. Leading an organization to success can be a tremendous amount of pressure, but managing teams and being a positive influence on how they see the institution can be an even trickier balance to strike—whether you are new or seasoned when it comes to guiding direct reports in the workplace. Here, 16 Fast Company Executive Board members each talk about the most important thing they have learned in their current role about how to lead others in an organization or department.

Success takes time: How the art of baby steps is key to exponential impact


It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what size your contribution is, we can do more when we do it together.

This could be your company’s number one source of emissions—and it may not even be on your list


The most significant contributor to emissions is often left unreported—and even unconsidered—by businesses: the climate impact of a company’s banking strategy.

Businesses and the climate crisis: The imperative to act


How can your business help flight climate change? Here are three ideas to get you started. 

Flexible, remote work builds real employee engagement


A mandatory return to full-time in-person work might reduce team productivity—and could bring down morale and excitement for the work and mission.

18 executives discuss their professional drive and determination

expert panel

What inspired your career path? There are a variety of reasons why people choose to go into business or become interested in a specific career industry sector. Some would say that the key to finding your calling is to do what you love or pursue an area where your skills can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Here, 18 business leaders from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on what inspired them to seek and maintain their current position as a professional in their succeeding organizations.

Company details

1% for the Planet

Company bio

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We act as an accountability partner for businesses supporting environmental partners through annual membership. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling, and third-party certification. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given nearly half a billion dollars to environmental partners. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses and environmental partners working toward a better future.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Non Profit

Company size

51 - 200