Peter Dering

Co-Founder, Climate Neutral

Peter Dering is the founder and CEO of Peak Design, a San Francisco-based company he started in 2010 that makes photography, outdoor, and lifestyle carry gear. Since launching Peak Design, Dering has overseen 11 Kickstarter campaigns, raising $36M and proving the validity of crowdfunding as a method to maintain financial and operational independence from outside investors. Growing acutely aware of his company’s increasing carbon footprint, Dering co-founded Climate Neutral: an independent non-profit organization that enlists private businesses to achieve net-zero carbon emissions through a simplified, four-step process. In recognition of his work with Climate Neutral, Outside Magazine named Dering as a 2019 “Outsider of the Year.”