Co-Founder & CTO
Shaun Frankson’s Bio
Shaun Frankson is the co-founder of Plastic Bank, a social enterprise that makes plastic waste a currency to STOP Ocean plastic while reducing global poverty. Plastic Bank provides a universal income for the world’s poor that is earned through Social Plastic recycling programs.
Shaun is a digital strategist and proudly empowers others to create a life of purpose. He is the project lead on a game changing Blockchain recycling platform and created the brand strategies to introduce Social Plastic® to the world, resulting in over 300 media features and a multi-million person movement. Plastic Bank is now enrolling the word to contribute while working with some of the largest organizations on the planet to help stop Ocean plastic.
Shaun’s ability to strategize has taken him all over the world. He was named an Ashoka Emerging Innovator, an IBM Champion and, along with David Katz, received the Sustainia Community Award at COP21 and the United Nations Momentum for Change Award at COP23. Shaun is a social good spokesman and performed a 2017 TEDx Talk on saving the planet through responsible consumerism. He has made appearances in the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean, the reality TV show Dragons’ Den, a Las Vegas billboard and countless news interviews.
Speaking Highlights Since 2017
Sep 2018 Sweden We Connection
Aug 2018 Vancouver Probus Vancouver
Aug 2018 Switzerland Klosters Forum
Jul 2018 France OECD Conference
Jun 2018 Vancouver GLOBE Conference
Jun 2018 Vancouver Plaza of Nations
Jun 2018 Vancouver St George School
Apr 2018 Colorado Blockchain Summit
Mar 2018 Vancouver BCIT
Feb 2018 Las Vegas IBM THINK
Feb 2018 Boston Harvard University
Feb 2018 Ontario Queens University
Sep 2017 LA Open Source Summit
Jul 2017 New York Mashable’s Blockchain
May 2017 Amsterdam Ocean Film Tour
May 2017 Berlin Ocean Film Tour
May 2017 Bremen Ocean Film Tour
May 2017 Hamburg Ocean Film Tour
Apr 2017 France IBM Blockchain Summit
Mar 2017 Vancouver TEDx
Feb 2017 Las Vegas IBM Interconnect
Current Speaking Themes
- Plastic Bank: Making plastic waste a currency to stop Ocean plastic.
- Why I am optimistic about the future of the planet.
- Creating a global movement: How to strategize the s#!t out of it.
- Blockchain made simple.
- 10 Questions to create a fulfilling life of purpose.