Managing Partner, NOW Partners. President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. Environmentalist and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years. Chief Impact Officer at Change Finance. Consultant to governments, industries and communities worldwide including the Pentagon, the UN and the US Congress. Author and Social Entrepreneur.
Hunter’s work over the last three decades has served to frame the sustainability movement and advance the business case for energy efficiency, resource productivity, and climate protection. She is president of Natural Capitalism Solutions and co-creator of the “Natural Capitalism” concept. NCS helps companies, communities, and countries implement more regenerative practices profitably.
Hunter has been a consultant to scores of industries and governments worldwide, including International Finance Corporation, Unilever, Walmart, the United Nations, and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as sustainability champions Interface, Patagonia and Clif Bar, she has briefed heads of state, leaders of the numerous local governments, the Pentagon, and officials in about 30 countries, as well as the U.N., and the U.S. Congress.
She has also been a consultant to community groups, local economic development agencies and municipal governments from Maori villages in New Zealand to eco-tourist offerings in Jamaica, to cities like Los Angeles and Denver.
Hunter has advised the Energy Minister in Afghanistan, and many other agency heads around the world. She has worked with local business groups and small NGOs in developing and over-developed countries. She created the Economic Renewal Project and helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic development, including LASER: Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal.
Hunter is a professor of Sustainable Business Management at Bard MBA and Fordham University, and was named a Master at the De Tao Academy in Shanghai. She sits on the boards of directors of Carbon Fund, Change Finance, and Simpliphi Power.
A founding mentor of the Unreasonable Institute, she teaches entrepreneurs and coaches social enterprises around the world. She is the Chief Impact Officer of Change Finance, an impact investing firm.
Hunter has written 16 books, including the recently released ‘A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life,’ which won a Nautilus Award. She has won dozens of awards, including the European Sustainability Pioneer award, and the Right Livelihood Award. Time Magazine recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet, and Newsweek called her the Green Business Icon.
Hunter believes that the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet is the citizens, communities, and companies working together within the market context.
She is dedicated to building teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions to the problems facing us in creating a sustainable future.