Our Story

Hi. I'm Chris. I started Brightest 🔆 because I was frustrated, but also optimistic. Maybe you are too. I know when I looked at my community, my company, my country, the world, I saw all these challenges and problems around me - climate change, inequality, poverty, people in need of better care and education.

I wanted to do something about it - but I didn't quite know where to start. I didn't have special connections; I was just a regular person who believed in joy, life, and taking care of each other.

When I started asking friends, family-members, co-workers - even strangers - I realized I wasn't the only one who felt disappointed with how many obstacles and barriers stand between wanting to create positive change and seeing it come to life. Administrative barriers, collaboration challenges, data struggles. The same pattern - the same opportunity - exists for schools, organizations, and cities - the chance to develop a more inspired, productive, and mission-driven culture based on sustainability, togetherness, empathy, shared values, and informed, data-driven decisions.

So I created Brightest for you, me, leaders, doers, decarbonizers, and anyone else out there who wants to roll up their sleeves, go out into their patch of the world, and make it a better and more sustainable.

Today, that approach has taken us from a startup launched in New York City to a solution-provider supporting hundreds of purpose-driven organizations around the world in 30+ countries, including companies, universities, NGOs, and governments. As a company of entrepreneurs and sustainability professionals, intense, strategic problem-solving are in our DNA, and we approach every engagement, partnership, and client relationship by listening closely and diligently working to support you.

There's still a lot to be done to make Brightest the type of platform for change we think it can be, but we're already immensely grateful if you'd like to get involved personally, share your feedback, or use it as a leader to bring people together, engage stakeholders, reduce emissions, and achieve great things.

After all, this is just the start of Brightest 🔆 - it's up to you to decide where it goes next.

Our vision is a thriving, resilient Earth anchored by sustainable economic systems, purposeful work, and prosperity for everyone.

The way we live, work, consume, and power our economy today simply isn't sustainable. We're already seeing the consequences: natural disasters, wildfires, food shortages, inflation, inequality, and many more - and the gravity of our inaction grows worse every year.

At the same time, we are not casual observers: we have power, power to change things for the better. Not only that, we have incredible technology, insights, and resources at our disposal to help engineer a just transition to a system of living that works for everyone. We see a brighter path forward through innovation, cooperation, and embracing the true meaning of sustainability.

Our Vision

The B Corp Movement

Brightest is a certified as B Corporation. B Corp is an independent designation that a business meets high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and labor practices to supply chain processes and corporate governance. B Corps are companies who use the power of business and innovation to solve pressing social and environmental problems. At Brightest, our aim is to build relationships and drive positive outcomes for all of our stakeholders.

Today, there are over 7,000 Certified B Corps around the world. We are proud to support the B Corp Community in redefining success in business, and especially proud to support several B Corps among our clients.

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