beth-linkedinBeth Schaefer Caniglia

Dr. Caniglia (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development (SEED) in the College of Business & Economics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Caniglia’s research and publications are focused at the intersection of social movements, organizations and policymaking, especially related to the environmental movement.  For over a decade, she has collected extensive data on the Multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, where she also served as a consultant to the NGO Steering Committee. Her more recent work has turned toward resilience and environmental justice in urban communities.

Dr. Caniglia is past-Chair of the Environment & Technology Section Council of the American Sociological Association. She currently heads the oral history project to document the evolution of environmental sociology since the first Earth Day. She serves on the editorial boards of Mobilization and The Journal of World-Systems Research.  She has received numerous awards. In 2009, she was chosen as a Global Climate Leader by the State of the World Forum in recognition of her commitment to link academic scholarship to global carbon cycle transformation. In 2016, she was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association as among Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. And, most recently, her book (with Thomas J. Burns) Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity was honored with the Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology.

Dr. Caniglia’s representative publications and presentations include three books: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Manuel Vallee and Beatrice Frank (eds.). 2016 Resilience, Environmental Justice & the City. Routledge; Burns, Thomas J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2016. Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity. Line-In Publishing; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Thomas Burns, Rachel Gurney and Erik Bond. 2014. The Rise of Environmental Consciousness. Cognella Academic Publishing. Representative articles and book chapters include: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. Forthcoming 2016. “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change.” Sociological Forum (Volume 31); Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. 2015. “Civil Society & Climate Change,” in Sociology of Climate Change, Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle, eds. Oxford University Press and an official publication of the American Sociological Association; Gurney, Rachel, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tammy Mix and Kristen Baum. 2015. “Native American Food Security & Traditional Foods: A Review of the Literature.” Sociology Compass: Race & Ethnicity, pp. 681-693; Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Daisha Dalano and Bridget Kerner. 2014. “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Human Security, Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2011. “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice.” In Julian Agyeman and JoAnn Carmin (eds.) Environmental Injustice Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Inequalities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


hunter_websiteL. Hunter Lovins

President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, CO. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Within the United States, she has consulted for the Presidential Cabinet, Department of Defense, EPA, Department of Energy and numerous state and local agencies.

Hunter believes that citizens, communities and companies, working together within the market context, are the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet. She has devoted herself to building teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions to the problems facing us in creating a sustainable future.

Hunter has co-authored fifteen books and hundreds of articles, and was featured in the award-winning film, Lovins On the Soft Path. Her best-known book, Natural Capitalism, has been translated into a more than three dozen languages and summarized in Harvard Business Review. Its sequel, Climate Capitalism, won the Atlas Award. Her latest, Creating a Lean and Green Business System won the Shingo Prize. Hunter has taught at numerous universities around the world, was a founding professor of Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School.

Currently she is a professor of Sustainable Management at Bard MBA. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, Hunter helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai, and she is a Fellow of the Fowler Center at Case Western University.

Lovins has consulted for scores of industries and governments worldwide, including International Finance Corporation, Unilever, Walmart, the United Nations and Royal Dutch Shell, as well as such sustainability champions as Interface, Patagonia and Clif Bar. She has briefed heads of state, leaders of the numerous local governments, the Pentagon, Congress and officials in more that 30 other countries.

Hunter lectures regularly to audiences around the globe. She has worked in economic development from Afghanistan to New Zealand, and served the King of Bhutan on his International Expert Working Group, charged with reinventing the global economy. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome, the steering committee of the Alliance for Sustainability And Prosperity, and Capital Institute’s Advisory Board. A founding mentor of the Unreasonable Institute, Hunter teaches entrepreneurship and coaches social enterprises around the world. She is also a founding partner in Principium, an impact-investing firm. Hunter has won dozens of awards from the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel), Leadership in Business, The Rachel Carson Award, and the European Sustainability Pioneer award. Time Magazine recognized her as a Millennium Hero for the Planet, and Newsweek called her the Green Business Icon.

Read Hunter’s Blogs

Elon: Puerto Rico Needs You (10/9/17)

Sue the Bastards (9/18/17)

Shining Some Sun on Nuclear Nightmares (8/1/17)

Take This Job…Well Not So Fast (7/10/17)

Killing Your Future (6/13/17)

The Day You Changed the Economy (5/17/17)

Ladder to a Better World (3/7/17)

Predictions Are Always Risky (2/18/17)

Regenerative Development (1/10/17)