D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media and the creator and co-executive Producer of its TV series, is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist and, along with eight other books, is author of the Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006). Her editorials are syndicated by InterPress Service, and articles appear in journals worldwide. She leads the Transforming Finance initiative, created the Green Transition Scoreboard®, and co-developed with Calvert the GDP alternative now renamed the Ethical Markets Quality of Life Indicators, and with Biomimicry 3.8, developed the Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance™.
Since founding Ethical Markets, Hazel has stepped down from her many board memberships, including Worldwatch Institute (1975-2001), Calvert Social Investment Fund (1982-2005), the Social Investment Forum and the Social Venture Network. She has been Regent's Lecturer at the University of California-Santa Barbara, held the Horace Albright Chair in Conservation at the University of California-Berkeley, and advised the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation from 1974 to 1980. She serves on the Program Council of FORUM 2000, Prague, Czechoslovakia, founded by their late President Vaclav Havel.
In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she was honored as one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America. In 2012, she received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Development of ESG & Investing at TBLI Europe. In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.
is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes (for instance, solar cells that mimic leaves).
Since the book’s 1997 release, Janine has evolved the practice of biomimicry, consulting with sustainable businesses and conducting seminars about what we can learn from the genius that surrounds us. Her favorite role is biologist-at-the-design-table, introducing innovators to organisms whose well-adapted designs have been tested over 3.8 billion years.
In 1998, Janine co-founded the Helena, Montana-based Biomimicry Guild with Dr. Dayna Baumeister. The Guild is an innovation consultancy providing biological consulting and research, workshops and field excursions, and a speakers’ bureau. The Guild helps designers learn from and emulate natural models with the goal of developing products, processes, and policies that create conditions conducive to life.