Charles Orgbon III

Sustainability & Social Impact Strategist, EY

Charles Orgbon III’s journey as an environmentalist began in 2008 — he was only 12-years-old. Charles noticed his school’s littered campus, and wanted to organize an effort to resolve the problem. He later developed Greening Forward, which would become a leading organization in the United States devoted to training and funding environmental leaders, ages 5-25. Greening Forward has distributed tens of thousands of dollars in funding to youth environmental projects that plant trees, build compost bins, install rain barrels, monitor streams, recycle tons of waste, and advocate for a number of other environmental issues. Today, Charles continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Greening Forward, and he has expanded his impact to working with the corporate sector. As a consultant at EY, he helps his clients identify climate risks, mitigate climate risks, and prepare for a more sustainable, equitable future. Creatively, Charles is an accomplished writer, having written children’s literature, comics, articles, and songs. He is represented by Bookends Literary Agency.