L. Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins is a worldwide recognized leader in helping companies profit from sustainable business practices. She is an international consultant, professor, speaker and author on ways to use resources more efficiently to enhance business value. Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Inc., a non-profit in Longmont, Colorado that works with companies, communities and countries. Hunter is also one of the founders of the new field of Sustainable Management, a co-developer of several MBA programs in Sustainable Management and currently serves as a Professor of Business at Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle WA, Bard College in NY, and Denver University. For over 35 years, Hunter has published hundreds of articles and white papers and has authored and/or co-authored 14 books – the latest is The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass (2011). It is a sequel to her international best-selling book, Natural Capitalism- Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, widely considered to be an inspiration and an essential reference book. Hunter has won dozens of awards, including, the Right Livelihood Award (the alternative Nobel) and the 2012 Rachel Carson Award. In 2000, Hunter was named as a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet”, and in 2009 a Newsweek “Green Business Icon”. She holds a J.D. from Loyola University, a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Sociology both from Pitzer College. In her “spare time” Hunter plays polocrosse, is a team roper and barrel racer, and is member of the Boulder County Mounted Search and Rescue Team.