Hunter is President and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-creator of the “Natural Capitalism” concept.
Named Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, Hunter Lovins was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Pioneer Prize by the European financial community for her 30 years of work framing the sustainability movement, setting forth the business case for energy efficiency, renewable energy and resource productivity and climate protection.
A social entrepreneur, she mentors for the Unreasonable Institute, and consults to large corporations, small businesses, communities, and dozens of nations around the world.
A founding professor at Bard MBA and several other graduate programs, she was called by Newsweek Magazine the “green business icon.”
Previously, she co-founded Tree People, serving as its Assistant Director for 6 years, and Rocky Mountain Institute, which she led it for 20 years as CEO.
Author of hundreds of papers and 15 books, including the landmark work, Natural Capitalism, Ms. Lovins travels the world, lecturing at such venues as the World Economic Forum, the UN, WOBI, TED and many others. Her private and public sector clients include Unilever, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Wal-Mart, Royal Dutch/Shell, the International Finance Corporation, and the governments of Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Honduras, Jamaica, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, the US and many more.
For many years a firefighter and EMT, she is one of the creators of the field of resilience. Her 1981 book Brittle Power remains one of the best treatments of the topic. Her recent book, The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass won the Atlas Award. Her latest, Creating a Lean and Green Business System, won the Shingo Prize.