Nanette Medved-Po is the founder and chairwoman of the HOPE and PCX Groups.
HOPE (Generation HOPE Inc. and Friends of HOPE, Inc) invests 100% of its profits to improve public school education infrastructure, agriculture interventions for smallholder farmers, and environmental initiatives in both the plastic waste and carbon sequestration spaces. As an impact company, HOPE has been certified the Philippines' first B Corporation for meeting the highest standards of social and environmental transparency and accountability. HOPE has likewise been recognized by PriceWaterhouseCoopers with its Grand Prize for Developmental Social Enterprise and was also awarded the Best New Brand and Best CSR by the Global Bottled Water Awards.
PCX (Plastic Credit Exchange LLC and PCX Solutions, Inc.) is the world’s first non-profit plastic credit program. Founded in one of the epicenters of the plastic pollution crisis, the Philippines, PCX Solutions advises companies around the world on how to map out and execute comprehensive solution sets effectively over a partner’s sustainability journey. PCX was the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and serves a global ecosystem of carefully vetted partners that responsibly recover, process, and recycle plastic waste with programs that improve livelihood, scale up social impact, and reduce the flow of plastic pollution into nature.
Nanette serves on the Board of Trustees of the WWF Philippines, on the Board of The Hunger Project, and on the Board of Directors of Winrock International. She received the NGO Leadership Award and Social Innovation Leadership Award from the Philippines Leadership Awards and was also honored as one of Forbes’ Heroes of Philanthropy.
Nanette graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Massachusetts.