RAEL Lunch: Hunter Lovins

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Please join RAEL for our bi-weekly lunch with guest Hunter Lovins.

L. Hunter Lovins is President and founder of the Natural Capitalism
Solutions (NCS)  (www.natcapsolutions.org).  NCS educates senior
decision-makers in business, government and civil society to restore and
enhance the natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and
quality of life.  In partnership with leading thinkers and Implementers,
NCS creates innovative, practical tools and strategies to enable
companies, communities, and countries to become more sustainable.

Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is also currently faculty at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the chief insurgent of the madrone project.

Lovins has consulted for scores of industries and governments
worldwide.  She has consulted with large and small companies including
the International Finance Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Interface,
Clif Bar, and Wal-Mart.  Governmental clients include the Pentagon, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other
agencies, numerous cities, and the governments of Jamaica, Australia,
and the U.S.  She has also served an advisor to the Energy Minister of
the Government of Afghanistan.

Recipient of such honors as the Right Livelihood Award, Lindbergh
Award and Leadership in Business, she was named Time Magazine 2000 Hero
of the Planet and in 2009 Newsweek dubbed her a “Green Business Icon.”
 She has co-authored nine books and hundreds of papers, including the
1999 book, Natural Capitalism, 2006 e-book Climate Protection Manual for
Cities, and the 2009 Transforming Industry in Asia. She has served on
the boards of governments, non- and for profit companies.

Hunter’s areas of expertise include Natural Capitalism, sustainable
development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic
development, climate change, land management, and fire rescue and
emergency medicine.  She developed the Economic Renewal Project and
helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic
development.  She was a founding Professor of Business at Presidio
Graduate School, one of the first accredited programs offering an MBA in
Sustainable Management and is currently Chief Insurgent of the madrone
project (more information coming).

via hunterlovins.com or natcapsolutions.org/hlovins