Green Festival Speakers

Gil Friend



Gil Friend is President and CEO of Natural Logic, Inc., helping companies design, implement and measure profitable sustainability strategies. Recent clients have included such companies as Arizona Public Service, Coca Cola, eBay, Hewlett Packard, Levi Straus &  Co, Steelcase, SunPower, US General Services Administration and many others.Friend is widely considered one of the founders of the sustainable business movement, and was named an inaugural member of the Sustainability Hall of Fame. He served in the California Governor’s Office, developing early sustainability policies and programs; was a founding director of Internet pioneer Institute for Global Communications, and was cofounder and codirector of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.