Stephan Schmidheiny

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Stephan Schmidheiny "is a Swiss industrialist and the founder of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), of which he now is Honorary Chairman.

"In 1992, Mr. Schmidheiny was the author of the best selling book Changing Course: A Global Business Perspective on Development. He also served as the principal business advisor to the Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

"Through his AVINA Foundation, Mr. Schmidheiny supports a number of sustainable development projects throughout Latin America. He is also a board member of the Institute for International Economics (IIE) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)." [1]

His brother is Thomas Schmidheiny.


  • Joel Kovel, "The Justifiers: A critique of Julian Simon, Stephan Schmidheiny, and Paul Hawken on Capitalism and Nature", Capitalism Nature Socialism, 10 (23), pp.3-36, (1999).

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  1. Stephan Schmidheiny, The Globalist, accessed September 21, 2008.
  2. Overseers, Trustees and Officers, International Center for Economic Growth, accessed September 21, 2008.
  3. International Board, Wild Aid, accessed September 22, 2008.
  4. Advisory Council, LEAD International, accessed April 22, 2009.