For our 2008 -11 focus on Leadership in Climate Solutions, the work of 2009 Hillary Laureate, Jeremy Leggett (UK)
With our 2012-15 focus, Climate Equity, the work of 2012 Hillary Laureate, Te Beretitenti (President), Anote Tong of Kiribati
STOP PRESS - JUNE 5TH 2015!! The 2015 HILLARY STEP has been co-jointly won by 2013 Hillary Laureate ATOSSA SOLTANI and 2014 Hillary Laureate MIKE BRUNE. See below for media pdf and formal statement. URL is http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/69068469/keep-fossil-fuels-in-the-ground. Watch this space for announcements and developments over the next few weeks.
The Institute was delighted to honour Sierra Club Executive Director MICHAEL BRUNE as our 2014 Hillary Laureate and Atossa Soltani as our 2013 Laureate. We celebrated Mike's award in New Zealand at our 7th Annual Dinner on December 3rd*. See Laureate section for full bios on both and below for article on Atossa.
*Mike's Laureate award was formally bestowed in New York at the beginning of climate week on September 21st. We then joined 311,000 New Yorkers on the streets of Manhattan for the Peoples March. A link to Mike's formal Annual Dinner speech on Dec 3rd follows - Youtube http://youtu.be/moyM5zgvjQM
See Laureates Quarterlies for further activity updates and links to our inaugural Laureate Jeremy Leggett's latest book, The Energy Of Nations - and see below for latest snapshot summary (PDF) of our work via our 2014 Annual Report.
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The Hillary Institute of International Leadership accepts this challenge. We are here to recognise, reward and nurture great leaders, currently in play, who will provide answers to such challenges as climate change, poverty, disease, peace and justice.
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