Imaginal cells unite and form clusters in the caterpillar as it begins its transition to a butterfly. This is a powerful metaphor for our times – we cannot solve the challenges of the world alone.
Our authors are our "Imaginals". Each shows how diverse ideas can unite around a shared principle – the Golden Rule – to treat others and the planet as you wish to be treated.
Former vice president,
environmental leader, speaker, author
Archbishop, the elders, social rights activist, Nobel prize winner
CEO Unilever, chair of the World Council on Sustainable Business Development
'The Godfather of Biodiversity,'
snr fellow UN Foundation, Prof of Environmental Science George Mason University
Lord Mark Malloch Brown
Former UN Deputy Secretary General, Chairman
UN High Commission on Business
Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, The 9 Planetary Boundaries
Nobel prize winner, academic, economist, social entrepreneur and micro-finance pioneer.
Father of the 'circular economy', architect, designer, thought leader, and author.
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The UK's most influential green thinker and author, founder of Forum for the Future.
Tom Szaky is the Founder of TerraCycle, a leading eco-entrepreneur and recycling pioneer.
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Banking heir come eco-warrior who sailed a boat made of recycled bottles across the Pacific to highlight pollution.
One of 13 indigenous grandmothers, Pauline is a tribal wisdom keeper and environmentalist.
Former reforming CEO of Barclays, and fin-tech entrepreneur.
Canadian social entrepreneur, and activist, co-founder of Free The Children which Craig launched at only 12 years old.
Sudanese-born telcoms CEO. Launched the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to encourage better governance in Africa.
President of World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Former CEO of TNT.
Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo
Argentine Bishop and chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Advised on and assisted the Pope with the Encyclical.
Steve leads Aviva Investors sustainable and responsible investment. He started his career at WWF where he chaired the business group.
Founder of the Generative Leadership Centre. International facilitator for systemic change and global challenges
Stella was gifted the star lore by a wisdom-keeper grandmother to preserve for future generations. Known as the local Erin Brockavitch for her work protecting native title.
John is a former international chief economist, best selling author. He is also co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance and has been trained by some of the world's leading shamans.
Dov Seidman is a best selling author, attorney, and columnist. He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of LRN, an ethics and compliance management firm
President of Museums Association and founding president of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums, David launched the International Slavery Museum.
Frederic is the scientific director of Bloom Association, and former editor of Fish Bytes, and a tireless defender of ocean life.
Claire is a former journalist, producer and director who founded Bloom, an organization that highlights the over-exploitation of the ocean's fishery reserves.