Paul Hawken

Co-Chair,
TNS-International

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, educator, lecturer, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Mr. Hawken is known around the world as one of the leading architects and proponents of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. He serves as co-chair of TNS-International, a non-profit educational foundation that assists organizations and businesses in twelve countries in creating a longterm commitment to environmental sustainability as a core part of their overall policy and practices. Mr. Hawken has 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. He is author of dozens of articles, scientific papers, and six books including The Next Economy (Ballantine 1983), Growing a Business (Simon and Schuster 1987), and The Ecology of Commerce (HarperCollins 1993) and Natural Capitalism (Little Brown and Company 1999)