Green Festival Speakers

Rich Cohen



Rich Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Distant Village, a sustainable packaging and design company.  His company is recognized as a sustainable pioneer and innovator.  Awards include 2011 Most Innovative Sustainable Program and 2010 Best Eco-CSR Program.  Distant Village has established an international reputation for authenticity in sustainability since 2000.  The company is based in Chicago with operations in Philippines, UK, and France.

Mr. Cohen has held leadership positions in sustainability, international business development & strategy, innovation and technology strategy within small businesses to Fortune 500 firms.  He has lectured internationally to professional associations, conferences, and universities on the topics of sustainability, brand development, technology, and international strategy.