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.