President, Policy and Advocacy at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Former Chief Advisor, Uber; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2011-2013); Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama for President; and New York Times Best-Selling Author
- Change Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Global Health
Audience & Industry
- Colleges and Universities
- Senior Management Groups
A recognized enterprising pioneer who has used his keen entrepreneurial skills to build several businesses founded on advancing a social mission, Peter Thum is a humanitarian who shows that business can do good while doing well.
As the founder of Ethos™ Water, Peter Thum turned his idea of getting clean water to children into a successful social venture that has changed an industry, generated millions of dollars and changed lives. In building a brand, a business and a self-funding philanthropic engine directly connecting consumption to a related social mission, Thum forged new ground and created a model that others could follow. He is founder and CEO of Liberty United and Fonderie 47; ventures that transform illegal guns into jewelry and art to fund programs to stop gun violence. Liberty United programs protect thousands of at-risk children in dangerous US neighborhoods from gun violence. To date, Fonderie 47 has destroyed over 55,000 assault rifles in African war zones. From thriving in a competitive business environment to showing the importance of finding your passion in life, Thum inspires audiences with his remarkable story of seeing wrongs in the world and using his drive and business acumen to right them.
The Imperative to Reduce Gun Violence
The Ethos Water Story: The Keys Behind To Social Entrepreneurship
Leading Forward: Social Responsibility in the Corporate World
Peter was, simply put, inspirational. His candor, entrepreneurial acumen, and passion for seeing positive change in the world connected deeply with our team. His talk left a lasting impact, with echoes across multiple initiatives in the months and years following. Thank you!Mediamath
Peter provided an enthusiastic and relevant presentation at our conference. Peter took the time to understand our members and his message resonated with the audience.APICS Supply Chain Council