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Empowering Future Leaders | Gunter Pauli

The Empowering Future Leaders session, on October 25th at Impact Stage of Planetiers World Gathering 2022 – the biggest event for sustainable innovation. With Gunter Pauli, The Blue Economy.

Oceans by Sea Shepherd Part 1

The first part of the Oceans Session, on October 25th at Generation Room 1 of Planetiers World Gathering 2022 – the biggest event for sustainable innovation.

With Captain Alex Cornelissen (Sea Shepherd Global), Lefteris Arapakis (UN Young Champion), Steven Adler, Ali Tabrizi and Ana Matias.

Based on the science of marine ecosystem functioning, this forum discusses protection and preservation, as well as planning and prevention strategies for pollution and resource exploitation, seeking solutions to biodiversity loss, habitat degradation, and regeneration.

Ethical Web 3.0

The Ethical Web 3.0 session, on October 26th at Generation Room 2 of Planetiers World Gathering 2022 – the biggest event for sustainable innovation.

With Quinton O’ Reillyis, David Orban, Gilad Goren, Andre Vanyi-Robin, Gabrielle Aruta & Kimberly King.

More than minimizing negative impacts, this forum discusses the proactive use of responsible technology to create or multiply positive environmental and social impacts.

Planetiers World Gathering 2022


Speakers that lead the way on sustainable innovations.

PWG brings together a network of experts in the most varied areas of sustainability, committed to making sustainable innovations increasingly accessible.

Planetiers Manifesto

Planetiers are the ones who don’t just break the system

They transform it to make it better, fair and sustainable. They don’t just limit themselves to do better; they inspire others to become part of the solution.

The Force Behind The Gathering

Our Partners


Institutional Partners

Media Partners



The association with the Planetiers movement embodies the commitment and sustainability strategy defined by the Ageas Portugal Group, focusing on five Sustainable Development Goals at a local level and based on three long-term strategic ambitions: to contribute to a healthier society, to promote climate resilience and foster inclusion in the organizational culture and business.


Aware of the climate challenges that the world faces, Savills soon recognized the need as a consultant to create tools and solutions to help its clients act on their energy transition and decarbonization, these solutions are the same ones we want to use to achieve our Net Zero objective by 2025.

The World Gathering Planetiers, being the largest sustainable innovation event in the world, is the perfect opportunity for Savills to showcase the best in the Real Estate sector, in order to achieve ESG & Sustainability goals.


Brisa’s purpose is to transform the quality of life of communities, through simple, safe and sustainable mobility.

Sustainability is at the heart of our activity.

Brisa’s strategic plan includes targets linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

A joint effort to combat climate change and social inequalities is essential.

It is in this sense that Brisa associates itself with Planetiers.


LOBA, a communication agency based in Oliveira de Azeméis, presents at the PWG some of its European projects linked to different sectors and perspectives of more sustainable solutions: from business models, to communication and education, including governance and gender equality.

In this EU Green Corner, between the 22nd and 26th of October, it is possible to get to know these projects in depth and participate in some of their activities.

Estados Unidos
Waterkeeper Alliance, President

Actress and Activist. Whose credits in television include ER, Mr. Robot and Lincoln.

Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

Formerly advisor to Al Gore’s environmental organization, The Climate Reality Project.

Also served on the Advisory Council of the National Wildlife Federation and the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council.


David Simas
United States
Obama Foundation, President

Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.

That mission begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center.

But it extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.


Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen, was a member of the German Bundestag from 2009 to 2019 and a Federal Minister in Germany for more than 14 years, responsible for Family Affairs (2005-2009), then for Labour and Social Affairs (2009-2013) and later for Defence (2013-2019).

In 2019, she was elected President of the European Commission.

As the head of the European executive, she has defined six headline ambitions for Europe for her mandate: a European Green Deal, a Europe fit for the digital age, an economy that works for people, a stronger Europe in the world, promoting our European way of life, and a new push for European democracy.

Entrepreneur, Professor and the author of The Blue Economy

A pioneer in business, science and culture, he set zero emissions in practice and coordinated think tanks of scientists for technological breakthroughs. 

A member of a Vatican Foundation and the Club of Rome, he writes fables to inspire children – almost 350 published in China.

Today he operates Porrima, the only ship circumnavigating the world for 100,000 nautical miles with solar, intelligent kite and hydrogen from seawater. 


John Fullerton
Estados Unidos
Thought Leader, Founder and CEO of the Capital Institute, and Impact investor

John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor and writer – and the architect of Regenerative Economics. 

After a successful 20-year career as Managing Director of what he calls “the old JPMorgan,” John created the Capital Institute in 2010 – dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in service to life.

John serves on the board of several institutions and is a member of the Club of Rome.

Ali Tabrizi
United Kingdom
Documentary Filmmaker & Environmentalist

Ali Tabrizi is a Documentary Filmmaker, Environmentalist, and Director of the groundbreaking Netflix Original documentary, Seaspiracy.

After soaring to one of the top 10 movies in close to 50 countries shortly after its premier,

Seaspiracy turned the world of conservation upside down with hard hitting factual revelations, and its emotional, investigative, and adventurous journey into the hidden world of the fishing industry.

Bethany Halbreich
United States
Paint the World, Founder & Executive Director

Bethany has worked in innovation strategy for three Fortune 100 companies, and has founded and built innovation labs in the academic and culinary space, working closely with PepsiCo R&D’s Culinary Innovation Lab to lead food scientists in elevating their capacity for producing their most creative ideas against company-wide sustainability goals.

She now leads Paint the World, an organization that has worked in 23 countries to shift the paradigm around the impact potential of the arts.

Christian Kroll
Ecosia Founder & CEO and World Fund Investor

Christian is the founder of Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees.

He launched Ecosia in 2009 after a year-long trip around the world to help people in developing countries and to do something about climate change.

The Berlin-based search engine now has 100 employees and millions of users, enabling the company to plant a tree every second.

Alchemist, Indigenous Elder and Guardian of Life, Co-creator

For years, Mila has been navigating the quest to learn how living systems and their lifecycle, within nature and society, behave and balance themselves in times of disruptive and emerging change.

She is exploring projects of heart experimenting to this essence and upholding the integrity to think, be, and act to co-create conditions for all life forms to flourish.

Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, Secretary-General

Satya S. Tripathi is Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. A development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience.

He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group.


South Africa
Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign, CEO

CEO of the Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign and eldest daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the ubuntu’s world spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Laureate.

Named one of the global 100 Real Leaders for 2018 by Real Leaders magazine. Passionate about peace, racial reconciliation and equality by improving the health and educational experiences of young people, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.