Paul Hawken is a world-renowned environmentalist and the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit focused on finding and distributing information about the most impactful solutions to climate change. Hawken writes about the impact of commerce on living systems and consults with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.
Hawken also heads OneSun Inc., an energy company that provides ultra low-cost solar energy based on green chemistry and biomimicry. He has authored seven books, including four New York Times best sellers. His work has been published in over 50 countries and in 27 languages.
Earlier in his career, Hawken founded one of the first natural food companies that sourced products solely through sustainable agriculture techniques, and also co-founded the garden supply company Smith & Hawken.
Hawken has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Conservation International, Friends of the Earth, and National Audubon Society. In 2003 he received the Green Cross Millennium Award for Individual Environmental Leadership.