L. Hunter Lovins

HunterLovins_BlackJacketPresident and Founder 
Intellectual Capital, Consulting, Education

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L. Hunter Lovins is President and founder of the Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS)  (www.natcapsolutions.org).  NCS educates senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. Natural Capitalism is regenerative of  human and natural capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and groups, NCS creates innovative, practical tools and implementation strategies for companies, communities and countries.

Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is also currently a professor of sustainable business management at Bainbridge Graduate InstituteBard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the madrone project.

Lovins has consulted for scores of industries and governments worldwide.  She has consulted with large and small companies including the International Finance Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Interface, Clif Bar, and Wal-Mart.  Governmental clients include the Pentagon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and other agencies, numerous cities, and the governments of Jamaica, Australia, and the U.S.  She has also served an advisor to the Energy Minister of the Government of Afghanistan.

Recipient of such honors as the Right Livelihood Award, Lindbergh Award and Leadership in Business, she was named Time Magazine 2000 Hero of the Planet and in 2009 Newsweek dubbed her a “Green Business Icon.”  She has co-authored nine books and hundreds of papers, including the 1999 book, Natural Capitalism, 2006 e-book Climate Protection Manual for Cities, and the 2009 Transforming Industry in Asia. She has served on the boards of governments, non- and for profit companies.

Hunter’s areas of expertise include Natural Capitalism, sustainable development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic development, climate change, land management, and fire rescue and emergency medicine.  She developed the Economic Renewal Project and helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic development.  She was a founding Professor of Business at Presidio Graduate School, one of the first accredited programs offering an MBA in Sustainable Management and is currently Chief Insurgent of the madrone project (more information coming).

Biographies for Download
1-page short biography .pdf file

2-page biography .pdf file

6-page biography .pdf file

List of Awards

Click on image(s) to download–these photos of Hunter were taken by Norm Clasen.

    Hunter with Vest
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    Hunter with “Tazzie”
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