• The IMaginals

    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.

     

    Read more in our book Imaginal Cells: Visions of Transformation

     

    Al

    Gore

    Former vice president,

    environmental leader, speaker, author

    Desmond

    Tutu

    Archbishop, the elders, social rights activist, Nobel prize winner

    Paul

    Polman

    CEO Unilever, chair of the World Council on Sustainable Business Development

    Thomas

    Lovejoy

    '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

    Johan

    Rockstrom

    Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, The 9 Planetary Boundaries

    Mohammad

    Yunus

    Nobel prize winner, academic, economist, social entrepreneur and micro-finance pioneer.

    William

    Mcdonough

    Father of the 'circular economy', architect, designer, thought leader, and author.

    Jonathon

    Porritt

    photo credit: Benjamin J Borley

    The UK's most influential green thinker and author, founder of Forum for the Future.

    Tom

    Szaky

    Tom Szaky is the Founder of TerraCycle, a leading eco-entrepreneur and recycling pioneer.

    David de

    Rothschild

    photo credit: Kris Kug

    Banking heir come eco-warrior who sailed a boat made of recycled bottles across the Pacific to highlight pollution.

    Pauline

    Tangiora

    One of 13 indigenous grandmothers, Pauline is a tribal wisdom keeper and environmentalist.

     

    Anthony

    Jenkins

    Former reforming CEO of Barclays, and fin-tech entrepreneur.

    Craig

    Kielburger

    Canadian social entrepreneur, and activist, co-founder of Free The Children which Craig launched at only 12 years old.

    Mo

    Ibrahim

    Sudanese-born telcoms CEO. Launched the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to encourage better governance in Africa.

     

    Peter

    Bakker

    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

    Waygood

    Steve leads Aviva Investors sustainable and responsible investment. He started his career at WWF where he chaired the business group.

    Jane

    Corbett

    Founder of the Generative Leadership Centre. International facilitator for systemic change and global challenges

     

    Stella

    Wheildon

    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

    Perkins

    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

    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

    David

    Fleming

    President of Museums Association and founding president of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums, David launched the International Slavery Museum.

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    Frederic

    Le Manach

    Frederic is the scientific director of Bloom Association, and former editor of Fish Bytes, and a tireless defender of ocean life.

     

    Claire

    Nouvain

    Claire is a former journalist, producer and director who founded Bloom, an organization that highlights the over-exploitation of the ocean's fishery reserves.

     

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