About Kate Gaertner

I’m the founder and CEO of the sustainability consultancy, TripleWin Advisory, where we help businesses develop circular business models and walk their own path of positive environmental and social change. 

In my past professional lives, I’ve held digital marketing management positions at XM Satellite Radio, Ziff Davis Media, and Time Inc. I founded a sustainable women’s activewear lifestyle brand called OMALA. And I was an Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. 

I dabble in passion projects with other leaders I find inspiring. Some of those include serving as a Technical Advisor to the Loopt Foundation, a global nonprofit progressing zero waste goals within manufacturing, and a content board advisor for KWA Documentary Films on Oceans.   

I’m lucky to have regular opportunities to speak on corporate and personal sustainability topics. I’ve written opinion pieces for Real Leaders, Forbes, Fast Company, Industry Today, and GreenBiz, and I’m a frequent guest on John Tucker’s Bloomberg Radio Small Business Report.  

I’m the author of Planting a Seed, 3 simple steps to sustainable living, which earned the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award and was voted one of the top 12 Global Sustainability Books to read in 2022. I’m also the recipient of the Global 50 Women in Sustainability 2022 Award from SustainabilityX Magazine.

I hold a Masters of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA. from the Wharton School, and an AB from Dartmouth College. I also happen to be married to a wonderful human being and enjoy life with two great kids, all of whom call Portland, Oregon home.


For speaking and lecture inquiries, please contact:
Smith Publicity
(856) 489-8654

Guest Speaker, “Business & Climate”
University of Indiana, MBA Program
April 12, 2023

Speaker, Food Waste Workshop, Employee Engagement
ReFED Food Waste Summit
May 18, 2023

Guest Lecturer, Sustainable Supply Chain 

University of Oregon
Aug 12, 2021

Guest Lecturer, Sustainable Supply Chain
University of Oregon
May 19, 2021

Guest Lecturer, Business Law & Ethics
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Mar 4, 2021

Guest Lecturer, Business Circularity
Fashion Business Management Program
Fashion Institute of Technology

Jan 21, 2021

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