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TOP 10 most read Thought Leaders in Environmental Sustainability

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By illuminem

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Enjoy our Thought Leaders of 2023 rankings on Carbon, Climate Change, ESG, Hydrogen, Mining and Metals, Power and Utilities, Renewables, and Overall.

At, we take pride in calling ourselves the “home of sustainability” and in providing a global platform for renowned Thought Leaders to address & constructively debate the most pressing challenges of our time.

Environmental sustainability refers to the practice of using resources and conducting activities in a way that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It involves ensuring that human activities are in harmony with the natural environment and do not cause long-term damage or depletion of natural resources.

Today, we are honored to recognize and thank the most-read experts and change-makers who are shaping the debate on the Environmental Sustainability sector with topics such as Renewables, Solar, Wind, Hydropower and other related topics on

Please help us congratulate our TOP 10 Environmental Sustainability Thought Leaders of the year!

1️⃣ Erin Remblance - Co-founder of (re)Biz

Country: Australia

Latest Thought Piece: How Does Degrowth Apply to Our Minds?
Profile: Erin Remblance is a co-founder of (re)Biz, a 31-day online workshop & emergent-creation-lab designed for those who are ready to build a (re)generative & post-growth world. She lives with her family in Sydney, Australia.


2️⃣ Praveen Gupta - Fmr. CEO exploring Climate Action

Country: India

Latest Thought Piece: ESG - climate of inequality
Profile: Praveen is a former insurance CEO and a Chartered Insurer. He devotes his time to researching, writing, and speaking on diverse subjects. Praveen was the second most-read author in the environment and sustainability space for illuminem in 2022. His blog captures much of his work.


3️⃣Angela Hultberg - Global Sustainability Director at Kearney

Country: Sweden

Latest Thought Piece: The road to sustainable mobility
Profile: Angela Hultberg is a Global Director in the Sustainability Team at global consultancy partnership Kearney, focusing on actioning sustainability across the length and breadth of client business models to reach climate and emissions targets. She has a specific focus on the automotive, transport and retail sectors, having joined the Kearney team from IKEA, where she served as Head of Sustainable Mobility.


4️⃣Federico Garcea - CEO of Treedom

Country: Italy

Latest Thought Piece: Without purpose, sustainability is just a tick-box exercise for companies
Profile: Federico Garcea is the founder and CEO of Treedom, an online platform where anyone can plant trees remotely. At just 25 years old, he partnered with a rural development project in Africa, where he developed a thirst to fight deforestation and climate change.


5️⃣ Alice C. Hill - Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations

Country: United States of America

Latest Thought Piece: Add Natural Conservation to Security-Cooperation Efforts

Profile: Alice C. Hill is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, former special assistant to President Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council. Hill is the author of The Fight for Climate after COVID-19.


6️⃣ Pierre Abadie - Climate Director at Tikehau Capital

Country: France

Latest Thought Piece: COP26: Here's what lies ahead for big business

Profile: Pierre Abadie is Group Climate Director at Tikehau Capital and Co-head of the Group's private equity energy transition and decarbonisation practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the energy and energy transition sectors. Pierre previously worked at TotalEnergies for 16 years, most notably in the Gas and Renewables division, before joining Tikehau Capital and becoming Co-head of Tikehau Capital's Energy Transition private equity fund, which was launched in 2018.


7️⃣ Maria Demertzis - Deputy Director at Bruegel

Country: Belgium

Latest Thought Piece: A new EU treaty to fight climate change

Profile: Maria Demertzis is Deputy Director of Bruegel think tank. She has previously worked at the European Commission and the research department of the Dutch Central Bank. She has also held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the University of Strathclyde, from where she holds a PhD in economics. 


8️⃣ Santiago Gowland - CEO of Rainforest Alliance

Country: United States of America

Latest Thought Piece: Let's show our children we can do more than talk on climate change

Profile: Santiago Gowland is the chief executive officer of the Rainforest Alliance. He oversees the organization’s strategic, programmatic, financial, and operational leadership.


9️⃣Wil Burns - Professor at University Northwestern

Country: United States of America

Latest Thought Piece: Don’t Rule out Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbon Dioxide Removal Policymaking

Profile: Dr. Wil Burns is a Visiting Professor in the Environmental Policy & Culture Program at Northwestern University. Wil has held several teaching positions in renowned universities such as Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University and as Director of the Energy Policy & Climate program at John Hopkins University. Much of Wil’s career has been focused on advancing knowledge and understanding key environmental issues.


🔟Terence Tse - Co-Founder of Nexus FrontierTech

Country: England

Latest Thought Piece: Building the strategic architecture of the post pandemic corporate landscape

Profile: Terence Tse is a professor at Hult International Business School and executive director of Nexus FrontierTech. Global speaker, and has written multiple published articles and books, including The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation.


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