Dave Rapaport
Global Social Mission Officer, Ben & Jerry's


A mission-driven activist for more than 30 years across the business, non-profit and government sectors, Dave Rapaport is the Global Social Mission Officer for Ben & Jerry’s. He leads the iconic Vermont-based ice cream company’s commitment to be a force for good, with focus is on the day-to- day impacts of its operations and value chain, and on using its business influence to promote progressive social change. Prior to joining Ben & Jerry’s, he was vice president of Earth and Community Care for Aveda, where he helped drive the pioneering beauty company’s mission to care for the world and model environmental leadership and responsibility.

Previously, Rapaport held leadership positions with green household care products pioneer, Seventh Generation, and in business and project development in the renewable energy industry. Before joining the business world, Dave spent two decades in the public policy arena, serving as executive director of Vermont Public Interest Research Group and as senior staff with the environmental organization, Greenpeace, where he directed national work on toxic chemicals and pollution prevention.