Bestselling author and a promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years, the Chief Insurgent of the Madrone Project, founder and President of Natural Capitalism, Inc. and Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit in Longmont, Colorado. She was a founding professor at Presidio Graduate School's MBA in Sustainable Management program, has taught at various universities, consulted for many citizens’ groups, governments and corporations. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, which she led for 20 years. She has addressed the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Congress, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and hundreds of major conferences. Named millennium "Hero of the Planet" by Time Magazine, she has received the Right Livelihood Award, the Leadership in Business Award and dozens of other honors.