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Paul Hawken        

Activist, Author, Journalist, & Founder of Project Drawdown

Paul Hawken is known around the world as one of the leading architects and proponents of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. His writings and work have caused CEOs to transform their internal corporate culture and business philosophy towards environmental restoration.

Hawken is Founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.

Hawken has also founded several companies, including Smith & Hawken, Datafusion, a knowledge synthesis software company, and several of the first natural food companies in the U.S that relied solely on sustainable agricultural methods.

Paul Hawken is author to dozens of articles, scientific papers, and eight books including The Next Economy (1983), The Ecology of Commerce (1993), Blessed Unrest (2007), and Drawdown (2017).

The Ecology of Commerce was voted the best college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools in 1998.

His books have been published in over 50 countries in 27 languages. Paul serves as co-chair of The Natural Step-International, a non-profit educational foundation that teaches and supports environmental systems thinking in corporations, cities, and governments.

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