Derrick Emsley

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, veritree

From a young age, Derrick Emsley has been actively involved with environmental stewardship. At 16, he and his brother founded a tree planting company that sold carbon credits to businesses, a venture that saw over $1 million dollars in contracts, and planted 150,000 trees. This venture helped pave the way to the founding of tentree in 2012, where Derrick operates as the CEO, guiding the company's vision. tentree is a lifestyle brand that plants ten trees for every product sold. In just under a decade, tentree has set new standards in the sustainable apparel world while also leading to the planting of more than 65 million trees. Today, Derrick also serves as the CEO of veritree, a blockchain-enabled verification platform for global reforestation projects. Offering "reforestation-as-a-service" and helping companies across the globe integrate sustainability into their business model. Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2020, Derrick has dedicated his career to making saving the planet simple.

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