The Institute has celebrated seven Hillary Laureates in the past decade, three of whom have also been awarded US$100,000 Hillary Step awards. While coming from across the globe - US, UK, China, South America and Kiribati - Hillary Laureates are united by exceptional mid-career, leadership, impact at scale, and a deep sense of purpose driving their work. 


Photograph above: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay approaching the South East ridge at 27,300 feet. Photograph courtesy of The Royal Geographic Society (with IBG).


Tim Jackson (UK) - 2016

Michael Brune (USA) - 2014

Atossa Soltani (Amazon) - 2013


Anote Tong (Kiribati) - 2012

Aimée Christensen (USA) - 2011

Peggy Liu (China) - 2010


Jeremy Leggett (UK) - 2009