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Author of the acclaimed book 'The Blue Economy', Gunter Pauli is an entrepreneur and economist who founded the "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo.
Founder and Chairman of PPA Holding and of more than 10 other companies, Gunter Pauli was also founder and CEO of the European Service Industries Forum (ESIF), Secretary General of the European Business Press Federation (UPEFE), founder and president of the Foundation “ Mozarteum Belgicum “, Chairman and President of Ecover, and advisor to the Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo. His entrepreneurial activities span business, culture, science, politics and the environment.
Gunter Pauli is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is locally available. His visionary approach supported by dozens of projects on the ground landed him an invitation to present his cases at the World Expo 2000 in Germany. There he constructed the largest bamboo pavilion in modern days presenting 7 breakthrough initiatives. It became the most popular pavilion with 6.4 million visitors.
On the other hand, Gunter Pauli has been visiting lecturer and professor at universities in on all continents, and Member of the Board of NGOs and private companies in Asia, USA and Latin America. He has advised governments, entrepreneurs and industry leaders on how to implement breakthrough innovations that permits society to better respond to the basic needs of all, starting with water, food, housing, health and energy. He works with what is locally available, focuses on the generation of value.
Gunter Pauli is a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (San Francisco, USA), a creative Member of the Club of Budapest (Hungary), Member of the Club of Rome, moderated the Roundtable of Nobel Science Laureates hosted by HM King of Jordan State and obtained a Doctorate from the Italian Government in systems design. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Pécs, Hungary.