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 has operated as the CEO ever since, guiding the company’s vision. tentree is a lifestyle brand that plants trees for every product sold. In just under a decade, tentree has set new standards in the sustainable apparel world, sold >10MM units, and contributed to the planting of over 100 million trees. Today, Derrick also serves as the CEO of veritree, a technology platform built to verify, report, and monitor global reforestation projects. veritree now offers “reforestation-as-a-service” to over 200 companies across the globe looking integrate sustainability and restoration into their business model. Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2020, Derrick has dedicated his career to making saving the planet simple.