Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology and environmental policy.
He has written seven books including four national bestsellers The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed Unrest. He co-authored Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution with Amory Lovins. His books have been published in over 50 countries in 27 languages. He is currently CEO of OneSun Solar and co-founder of Highwater Global Fund. He has served on the board of several environmental organizations including Point Foundation (publisher of the Whole Earth Catalogs), Center for Plant Conservation, Trust for Public Land, and National Audubon Society.