AUTHOR, ENVIRONMENTAL DEBT: THE HIDDEN COSTS OF A CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMY, FORMER VICE-CHAIR, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S GLOBAL AGENDA COUNCIL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Amy Larkin, an award-winning entrepreneur, activist and producer, has been at the forefront of the environmental movement for decades. Her 2013 book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of A Changing Global Economy revealed the links between our environmental and financial crises – both causes and solutions – and predicted the astronomical costs of climate chaos. From 2014-2016, she served as Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change.
Amy recently founded PR3, a public-private partnership forging systemic solutions to reduce plastic production and consumption, and she also advises a breakthrough technology company that will help ensure a sustainable food supply for the future. While Greenpeace Solutions Director, Amy led a radical collaboration with the Consumer Goods Forum (400 of the world’s largest brands and retailers) to remove HFCs from refrigeration systems. This spurred the inclusion of HFCs in the Montreal Protocol in 2016, will eliminate ~1.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and received the Roy Award from Harvard.
Amy speaks to diverse audiences around the world on Climate Change and its relationship to business, culture, and spirituality.