Meet Our Experts

We have been privileged to work with some of the world’s leading experts to understand how to accelerate the regeneration of our planet with the best solutions available to us today.


An environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist, Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. One of the environmental movement’s leading voices, Paul is the Founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. His book 'Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming' was written and edited in collaboration with the Project Drawdown research team.

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A renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, Kate Raworth is the brain behind the widely influential theory of Doughnut Economics and author of 'Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist'. At the centre of her work is the creation of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, which defines a safe and just space for humanity to exist. Kate is Co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab which is now turing the ideas of Doughnut Economics into practice.

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Tony Seba is a world-renowned thought leader, author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur. He is the award-winning author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book 'Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation - How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030' and co-founder of RethinkX, an independent think-tank that analyses and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society.

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Neel Tamhane is a decentralised energy access specialist working with ME SOLshare in Bangladesh. A World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Neel has worked with various renewable energy social enterprises to incorporate design thinking and build solutions with a more user-centred designed approach. He is constantly on the search for new innovative solutions that can help improve our lives and make them more sustainable.

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Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of 'Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables', as well as a contributor for 'Drawdown'. A lecturer at Yale University, Eric has studied permaculture and useful plants of the world for over two decades. He managed an urban farm project for five years, ran a seed company, and co-developed a farm business training curriculum that is now used across North America. Eric’s most recent book is ‘The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security’

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Genevieve Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. She is the Director of the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University, as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation.

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As Executive Director of The Climate Foundation, Brian von Herzen addresses gigaton-scale carbon balance on land and in the sea, while ensuring global food and energy security. The Climate Foundation’s marine permaculture technology has the potential to provide sustainable food, feed, fibre, fertiliser, and biofuels on a global scale, all while enabling large amounts of carbon to be sequestered from the atmosphere.

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Amanda Cahill is the CEO of The Next Economy. Originally trained in Anthropology, she has spent over two decades working with communities across Australia, Asia and the Pacific, on community and economic development projects. Over the last few years, she has been working across regional Australia on projects that create local economic benefits while reducing carbon emissions and regenerating land and water resources.

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Colin Seis discovered a new way of farming after his 2,000-acre family farm burned to the ground in a devastating bushfire. The disaster forced Colin to rethink his approach and develop a radical new farming technique. It was so successful it became a global agricultural movement, known as ‘pasture cropping’, and is heralded for its ability to build topsoil and sequester carbon. Colin now travels regularly to the US and Europe to teach other farmers his techniques.

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Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge ('The Economics of Happiness') is a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures on three continents, she has been promoting economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for over 30 years. She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy and international development on local communities, local economies, and personal identity, and is a leading proponent of ‘localisation’, or decentralisation, as a means of countering those impacts.

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