Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. Hawken has authored six books including The Next Economy (1983), Growing a Business, and The Ecology of Commerce (1993), wherein he coined the term the “restoration economy.” His book, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution (1999) coauthored with Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins, popularized the now-standard idea of natural capital and direct accounting for nature’s services. Natural Capitalism has been translated into 26 other languages.
Blessed Unrest, How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming, argues that a vast world-changing “movement with no name” is now forming, which Hawken believes will prevail. He conceives of this “movement” as developing not by ideology but rather through the identification of what is and is not humane, like an immune system.