Kim Coupounas is a passionate entrepreneur, strategist, and community builder. As an instrumental leader in the B Corp movement, Kim has worked for over two decades to advance stakeholder-based capitalism while helping leaders operationalize regenerative principles and pursue systemic change. To this end, she led the largest mobilization of companies in history committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Kim co-founded and served as CEO of GoLite, a purpose-driven outdoor products brand and one of the earliest Certified B Corps. She also formerly served as Chairperson of the Board of the Outdoor Industry Association; Principal at The Parthenon Group (now Parthenon EY) strategy firm; and as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Kim holds MBA and MPA degrees from Harvard, an AB Cum Laude from Princeton, and attended Oxford University as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholar.
Based in Colorado, she spends her free time with family in nature and enjoys martial arts, yoga, singing, and climbing big mountains. Kim and her husband have climbed four of the world’s Seven Summits, many Colorado “14ers,” and the highest mountain or molehill in all 50 United States.