Private Sector

This scatterplot is a ranking of the top Private Sector actors by the three drivers of trust: transparency, distinctiveness, and proximity. Found in the top right corner of this figure, Stephanie Benedetto is a great example of an influential Private Sector entrepreneur striving to create sustainable markets. A former corporate attorney, Benedetto is the Founder and CEO of Queen of Raw – an online marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, with a goal of keeping the more than $120 billion worth of excess fabric that sits in warehouses around the world out of landfills, thereby turning pollution into profit. Benedetto is highly engaged in the conversation around creating a market for unused fabric with frequent media interviews in which she highlights the environmental imperative for keeping fabric out of landfills and how Queen of Raw can help startup fashion designers afford the fabric needed for their work.