I’ve long been a fan and friend of Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute. Like me, he was mentored by David Brower, the legendary executive director of the Sierra Club. Lovins figured out long before me that working with corporations could be a powerful tool for social change. I remember having arguments with him when his work took him to the Pentagon and the oil industry, but he has never blinked.
Check out Amory’s upcoming conference, RMI 2009. He’s bringing the show to San Francisco. http://www.rmi2009.org/