“The plain truth is that capitalism needs to evolve if humanity is going to survive.”
Responsible Business Leader & Environmentalist
Rose Marcario is an American business executive and is one of the world's most distinctive and innovative chief executives, a leader in responsible business and a champion for stakeholder capitalism.
In 2020, after a twelve-year tenure, she left Patagonia, Inc to focus on direct climate solutions and just transition of energy and food systems. She is a partner with Regen Ventures, an early-stage venture fund focused on restoring our planet and a board member and advisor to environmental impact companies.
Marcario is the former President, CEO and Board Member of iconic outdoor company Patagonia, Inc. Under her leadership, she deepened Patagonia’s commitment to wilderness conservation and responsible business and scaled the company's impact to over $1 billion in sales and hundreds of millions in philanthropic giving.
She is a founding board member of The Society to Protect Underground Networks, and the founding Chair of the Forever by Rivian Foundation for nature and biodiversity. She was honored at the White House by President Barack Obama as a Champion of Change and profiled in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business.
Additionally, Fast Company named her one of the most creative CEO’s of 2016 and Patagonia one of the most innovative companies. She topped the inaugural 2020 Fast Company’s Queer 50 list, of women and nonbinary business innovators in business and tech.
She is currently a visiting fellow at Oxford’s Saiid School of Business working on initiatives focused on enacting purpose in public and private companies. Under her leadership, the United Nations awarded Patagonia the Champion of the Earth Award in 2020.