Rachel Kois is the CEO & Founder of SimpleSwitch, an online marketplace for ethical and impactful shopping. (Think “like Amazon” except every one of the 5,000+ products has a positive social or environmental impact.) They aim to shift the TRILLION spent annually online to everyday products and gifts that support orphan care, plant trees, combat climate change, and more. Simple Switch exists to bring ease and convenience to ethical and impactful online shopping, and change the world through positive impact purchasing. Rachel believes deeply in the power of everyday consumer and business spending to solve some of our most serious global problems.
When she isn’t working to harness the power of capitalism for positive impact, Rachel loves rock climbing, drinking craft beer, and taking care of her vegetable garden, backyard chickens, and new honeybees! Her first ever entrepreneurial venture was a Hogwarts-scarf-knitting business, and she’s traveled to 28 countries. Rachel is a stubborn idealist committed to authenticity and making a difference.
We all spend money everyday that has potential to make a positive or negative impact. It can be hard to know how to spend it in alignment with your values. Simple Switch is on a mission to normalize our online spending as a force for good, by creating an easy and convenient online shopping experience for businesses and consumers to buy everything they need from brands they’re proud to support. Rachel Kois, Simple Switch CEO/Founder will talk with us about the psychology of sustainable spending, how to put this kind of impact on auto-pilot, and how to holistically use your money to make a difference.