Gunter Pauli

Gunter PAULI (1956) obtained his masters in business administration from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. His entrepreneurial activities span business, culture, science, politics and the environment. Under his leadership, a small European company pioneered an ecological factory. He founded the "Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives" (ZERI) at the United Nations University in Tokyo, and subsequently established The Global ZERI Network, redesigning production and consumption into clusters of industries inspired by natural systems. He is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries, which respond to people’s needs using what is available. His latest initiatives include the redesign mining, urban development and economic growth based on happiness and competitiveness. Fluent in seven languages, and having lived on four continents, he is a world citizen. By 2011 he has published 19 books (written 15 and edited 4), and 36 fables bringing science and emotions to children, which have been published in +30 languages. He is father of four sons, one daughter and married to Katherina Bach.

Katherina Bach

Katherina Bach, (Colombia, 1974), is a mother of three and even though she is trained as a lawyer, specialized in climate change, she has been an artist all her life. Katherina tells fables to her children every night and realized how her illustrations inspire the children of all ages. Over the past decade she had the opportunity to personally learn to know the inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs who inspire the fables, and she visited numerous projects in the four corners of the world that are the basis for the stories summarized in the fables, permitting her a mastery of the context. Katherina combines the power of passion and expression from Latin America (everyone has a heart) with the precision and the style from Europe (each species is scientifically carefully documented) but having lived in Asia and Africa, she wishes to bring to the children a universal style that builds on the local context where the fable is situated. She hopes that all children will be able to travel the world and learn from others as she has been able to do - and still does.

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