Alexa Poortier

Founder of NOW Transforming Hospitality GmbH itmustbenow.com

“Our priority is the traveller, the most important person to the travel industry. Our goals are to grow a global community who believe that travellers have a responsibility to be a Force for Good and to change attitudes and behaviour - starting with the hospitality sector - no greenwashing allowed.”

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Armando Kraenzlin

Regional VP of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives & GM of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

“A large part of my role is ensuring that our natural surroundings and communities benefit as much from our presence as we do from theirs. An international company like ours really has the ability to make meaningful contributions in a developing island nation like the Maldives: socially, culturally, environmentally and economically.”

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Fiona Arrigo

Founder of The Arrigo Programme, Intuitive Healer, Biodynamic Psychotherapist, Mentor and Life Teacher

“We are not in trouble, we are in transition."

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Marina Efraimoglou

Founder and owner of Euphoria Retreat, Greece

“Euphoria Retreat represents my personal journey of transformation and is a vision which has been a lifetime in the making. What I believe is happening now is that we are learning that we need to heal ourselves in order to heal our world."

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Nachson Mimran

Chairman, The Alpina Gstaad / CEO and co-founder, TO.org

“We want to bring meaning to what we do – but be smart about it. This is the decade that matters.”

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Nicole Pisani

Co-Founder, Chefs in Schools

“We believe that better is possible. We can provide food that’s made from scratch, made with love and that everyone would want to eat. If you wouldn’t want to eat it, why would you serve it to a child?” 

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Paul Lister

Owner of Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Scotland & Founder of The European Nature Trust (TENT)

“Human society has reached a tipping point, and it’s time for all of us to take a good look in the mirror. We must accept the fact that infinite growth on a finite planet is not an option; less is definitely more…. As a result of Covid-19, the travel industry will be impacted for months and years to come, which means responsible, conscious and sustainable travel will be the new norm. “

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Praveen Moman

Founder of Volcanoes Safaris

"We have to balance what we do for the communities, because if they're not going to benefit from the gorillas from the forest, they have no reason to support it."

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Sarah and Isabelle Tompkins

Mother and daughter team leading Samara Karoo Reserve

“Our great vision is to drive biodiversity corridors to try and put together a 3-million acre footprint which has Samara at its core."

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Satish Kumar

Activist, Ecologist, Speaker, Writer, Educator, Co-Founder of Schumacher College

“If we want a new civilization, a new paradigm, a new economy where humans and nature can live in harmony with each other, then we have to start with creating a new kind of education.”

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