Shaun Frankson


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Name: Shaun Frankson
Organization: The Plastic Bank
Title: Co-Founder
Shaun is a serial social entrepreneur with a passion for inspiring & empowering other social entrepreneurs to change the world. Guided by his core values of Strategize, Create, Give Value, and Inspire Change, Shaun can proudly say that he loves what he does for a living. Although Shaun just turned 30 he has already been an integral part 7 start-up ventures. His personal skills set includes public speaking, social media, PR, online gorilla marketing, web-design, search engine optimization, business culture strategy, business systems design, lean business strategy and the art of launching a business with a zero dollar budget. In 2013 Shaun discussed social entrepreneurship and The Plastic Bank on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange, Global TV, AM-BC, Chek TV, & CBC Radio in addition to being featured in Forbes, The National Post’s 30 Second Mentor Series, and various other media outlets. Shaun is a passionate thought leader and public speaker. His charismatic presentation style came from years of playing in a rock bank before a near death car accident revealed his calling as a ‘strategy guy’ and social entrepreneur. Shaun loves a challenge and believes that for-profit social entrepreneurship is the ultimate business strategy. Shaun’s early experience came from creating a not-for-profit consulting and business start up organization while attending Royal Roads University. With the help of 7 executives and 60 volunteers he was awarded the Eric C. Douglass scholarship for Philanthropic Entrepreneurship. Later he founded Frankson Enterprises to provide online marketing & consulting services to various social businesses and hosted his own online interview style video series called Cool in Vancouver. Since 2009 Shaun has teamed up with entrepreneur David Katz on various ventures including Nero Global Tracking, the Core Values Institute, and The Plastic Bank.

Challenge Entries

Oct 30, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Fair trade, Poverty alleviation, Recycling, Green consumerism

We make plastic waste a currency to alleviate global poverty. Collectors exchange waste plastic for cash & essential items. Brands purchase our recycled Social Plastic® for use in manufacturing. Over 1 million people have asked for brands to use Social Plastic®.

Mar 23, 2015 / 0 Comments / in Recycling, Green consumerism, Poverty alleviation, Pollution

We make plastic waste a currency to reduce global poverty. Collectors receive an above market rate for waste plastic. Brands purchase our ethically sourced recycled Social Plastic® for use in their manufacturing. Almost one million people have already asked for brands to use Social Plastic®.

Oct 29, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Recycling, Economic development, Poverty alleviation, Waste

We are making plastic waste a currency that can be exchanged for the items needed to lift someone out of poverty & become entrepreneurial. Our recycled plastic is sold to companies as Social Plastic™ allowing consumers to help reduce poverty and plastic waste worldwide through their purchases