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Crazy Horse was here
Eden 1: Pamela (Hartigan), Elaine and Tim (Smit) in space awaiting Peter Randall-Page’s giant seed
Crazy Horse was here
Eden 2: Saurian roofline
Crazy Horse was here
Eden 3: A cheeky mural on aphrodisiacs, a subject I once began a book on, in the Eden shrubbery. The only reference on this site to Casanova and the Marquis de Sade, I think

The earlier selection stands, but I have updated several and added a number of new sites. So here’s my current A-to-Z:

Acumen Fund

A leading organization in the field of social entrepreneurship.


Amnesty International

Fighting for human rights.



Aims to make everyone a changemaker.



Spreading the word on socially responsible investment in Asia.


Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Spin-off from Amnesty. I was on the board of trustees until 2007—and am now a Senior Advisor.


CarbonNeutral Company

Aim to slow climate change and regenerate forests. Run by Jonathan Shopley, a long-time colleague and friend.


Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)

Originally founded as the Valdez Society in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, CERES has been a partner in such areas as reporting and corporate governance.


Common Ground

One of the most delightful NGOs, blending the arts and environment, promoting everything from parish maps to apple days.


Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University

Recently formed, with funding from private equity investor Nigel Doughty and with David Grayson as Professor. I am a Visiting Professor.



Our daughters, Gaia and Hania, have both done Earthwatch projects in Baja California - and found the process transformational.


The Eden Project

As they say, "if you believe there should be a place ... that celebrates life and puts champagne in the veins ... is all about education but doesn't feel like school ...to hold conversations that might just go somewhere ... where research isn't white coats in secret but shared exploration to help us all ... that is a sanctuary for all who think the future too precious to leave to the few - because it belongs to us all. Then welcome.



Another of my favourite organisations in the field of social entrepreneueship.


Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)

They fund legal actions in defence of the environment. I have been on ELF's Council for years. www.elflaw.org

Environmental Data Services (ENDS)

Britain's leading environmental information source for business. I was a co-founder in 1978.


The Environment Foundation

Rooted in the insurance industry, the Foundation fought the Charity Commissioners and won, establishing sustainable development as a charitable objective. Has a 'values for sustainability' programme. I continue to serve as Chairman..



which I joined in 2007.


Friends of the Earth

Pretty much our favourite environmental NGO. www.foe.co.uk or



Long may they rule the waves and waive the rules.


Harvard Business School Press

Publishers of our new book, The Power of Unreasonable People.


Julia Hailes

Since we met in 1986, nothing has been the same. We co-founded SustainAbility in 1987 and have written 8 books together.


The Haller Foundation

The Foundation is committed to sustainable eco-system thinking. Its primary objective is to raise money to support and promote the pioneering work and principles of Dr. René Haller, a Swiss naturalist, working in Kenya.


London Cycling Campaign

As a cyclist, traveling from Barnes to Hyde Park Corner, and more recently to Holborn, I have found them hugely useful.


Médècins Sans Frontières (MSF)

MSF is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries. In countries where health structures are insufficient or even non-existent, MSF collaborates with authorities such as the Ministry of Health to provide assistance. MSF works in rehabilitation of hospitals and dispensaries, vaccination programmes and water and sanitation projects. MSF also works in remote health care centres, slum areas and provides training of local personnel. www.msf.org

New Economics Foundation

I co-founded The Other Economic Summit (TOES), from which NEF was a spin-out and was a Patron of NEF for many years.


Physic Ventures

A San Francisco-based venture capital fund where I sit on the Advisory Board They focus on health, wellbeing and sustainable lifestyles.


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Founded by Klaus Schwab, who also founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Foundation identifies, celebrates, networks and supports social entrepreneurs. Managing Director is Pamela Hartigan, co-author on The Power of Unreasonable People.


Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Founded by Jeff Skoll of eBay and Participant Productions, the Foundation has granted-aided SustainAbility over three years.



Co-founded by Julia Hailes and I in 1987. A platform for much of the work we have done since. www.sustainability.com

Transparency International

Fighting corruption.



An astonishing site by Paul Hawken and others.


UN Global 500 Roll of Honour

The Roll was opened in 1987. Julia and I were elected to the Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1989 for "outstanding environmental achievements." Now dubbed 'The Champions of the Earth'.


Volans Ventures

It may still be early days, but I have hopes for Volans.


World Economic Forum (WEF)

Convenes some of the most influential summit meetings. I have spoken at these events and facilitated sessions—in New York, Davos, Palo Alto and Dalian, China—since 2002.


World Resources Institute (WRI)

I worked with them during the 1980s and a significant number of SustainAbility people have come across from WRI.


World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

I raised money for them in 1961, aged 11, and have worked with them many times over the years, among other things now being on the WWF UK Council of Ambassadors.


zouk ventures

Where I serve on a Cleantech Industry Advisory Board.



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