Paul Hawken

Leading entrepreneur bridging the gap between business and ecology.

“We have the capacity and ability to create a remarkably different economy, one that can restore ecosystems and protect the environment while bringing forth innovation, prosperity, meaningful work, and true security.”

- Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce


Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author who has devoted his life to creating a more sustainable relationship between business, the economy, and the environment. Among many other positions, Hawken is founder and chair of The Natural Step; Executive Director of the Natural Capital Institute, a research organization inspiring change in diverse fields including socially responsible investment; and founder of Wiser Earth, a social network for sustainability. He has written and co-authored many books and articles including, The Ecology of Commerce, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, and Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming