Amy Larkin

Founder, Nature Means Business. Author, Environmental Debt

Amy Larkin, an award-winning entrepreneur, activist and producer, has been at the forefront of the environmental movement for decades. Her 2013 book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of A Changing Global Economy revealed the links between our environmental and financial crises -- both causes and solutions. As Greenpeace Solutions Director, Amy led a radical collaboration with the Consumer Goods Forum (400 of the world’s largest brands and retailers) to remove HFCs from refrigeration systems across the sector. This initiative will eliminate over 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and received the Roy Award from Harvard. She spent 15 years as an arts producer in NYC, Seattle and Europe, including two years as Executive Producer at Fabrica, Benetton’s Institute of Arts and Communications. Amy has been a guest speaker on corporate, government and cultural platforms around the world. She is Chair of BiomimicryNYC, and recent Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change. Always looking to combine her cultural and environmental passions, Amy just finished writing her first film script.