Paul Gilding is a former Executive Director of Greenpeace International.
His 20-year involvement with social change organisations has given him a comprehensive insight into the processes of transformation, enabling him to assist business in forecasting and taking advantage of emerging trends. He has a thorough understanding of the challenges sustainability poses for companies, as well as the commercial opportunities it presents.
In 1995, Paul established Ecos Corporation an international consultancy providing strategic advice on sustainable business issues to leading corporations including DuPont, SC Johnson, the Ford Motor Company, Placer Dome, BP (formally BP Amoco) and Suncor Energy as well as Australian corporations including BHP, Lend Lease, Pacific Power and Western Mining Corporation.
In 1997, Paul received the prestigious Tomorrow Magazine Environmental Leadership Award. In December 1994, he was listed by Time International in its "Time's Global 100 Young Leaders for the New Millennium" and in 1993 the Australian Prime Minister presented Paul with an Australia Day Award for Outstanding Achievement for services to the environment. In 1992, the influential World Economic Forum appointed him a Global Leader for Tomorrow at its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.