Sustainability Advisory Panel
Paul Gilding has over 40 years’ experience across a range of industries. He’s served in the Australian military, been global CEO of Greenpeace, taught at the University of Cambridge, started two successful companies and has advised the CEOs of some of the world’s largest corporations. Paul is also the author of a seminal book on economics and sustainability.
He is a Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). In this role, he researches and lectures on “Radical Innovation – Accelerating Clean Disruption” exploring the inherent market disruption in transforming the global economy to address system-wide sustainability risks.
As a corporate advisor, he has worked with the Boards and Executives of many companies including Unilever, BHP Billiton, Royal DSM, DuPont, Ford Motor Company.
As an author and advocate, he has written a range of seminal journal papers and articles, including “The Mother of All Conflicts” on climate change and security and “The One Degree Plan War Plan” (with J Randers) on mobilising the global economy and society to address climate change. His book “The Great Disruption” has been widely acclaimed.
He has been CEO of a range of innovative social enterprises and NGOs including Greenpeace International, Ecos Corporation and Easy Being Green. He recently co-founded Disruptive Consulting and the Changing Markets Foundation. He lives on a farm in Tasmania, Australia with his wife and children.