L. Hunter Lovins

President Natural Capitalism Solutions, Professor of Sustainable Management Bard MBA

L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions. NCS helps companies, communities and countries implement more regenerative practices profitably. A distinguished professor, and creator of educational programs, she serves now as a founding Professor of Sustainable Management at Bard MBA. Hunter lectures at colleges and universities around the globe, from Harvard to the University of Cagliari to the Australian National University. Twice named Regents' Lecturer in the University of California system (1979 in Economics, University of California, Riverside, and 2014 in Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley) she served as Luce Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth in 1982. In 2015 she was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Fowler Center at Case Western University, and is a core founder of the Leading for Well-being Consortium. She is the Kearney Fellow at Regis University’s College of Business and Economics SEED Regenerative Development program. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, Hunter helped De Tao launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai. She is author of 15 books and hundreds of articles that have appeared from Science and Nature to the Guardian and Huffington Post, for whom she is a registered blogger. Her 1999 book, Natural Capitalism, has been translated into more than 35 languages. Her 2012 book, The Way Out, won the Atlas Award. Hunter has twice won the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Research on Manufacturing. She is currently lead author on the book A Finer Future, a report to the Club of Rome detailing how humanity can avoid total system collapse. Hunter has worked in economic development from Afghanistan to New Zealand, and served the King of Bhutan on his International Expert Working Group, charged with reinventing the global economy. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome, the steering committee of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity and Capital Institute Advisory Board. A founding mentor of the Unreasonable Institute, Hunter teaches entrepreneurship and coaches social enterprises around the world. She is also a founding partner in Change Finance, an impact-investing firm, and advises such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever, Walmart, Royal Dutch Shell Apple, and others, as well as such small businesses as Clif Bar and Patagonia. She was part of helping the International Finance Corporation create the Equator Principles (principles governing investment in developing countries. Hunter has won dozens of awards from the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel), Leadership in Business, The Rachel Carson Award to the European Sustainability Pioneer award. Time Magazine recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet, and Newsweek called her the Green Business Icon. In 2015 she received the Academy of Management’s Humanistic Management Network. Lifetime Achievement Award.