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Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him. Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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20/12 - 2017

Preventing the next stock-market crash

Recently, I’ve been giving some thought to a factor that’s been largely ignored by the media in their reporting of COP 23 and the recent climate summit in Paris, namely, the risk of a spectacular stock-market... - read more


14/11 - 2017

1000 Profitable Solutions To Solve Climate Change

When I was flying with my solar plane over the Atlantic Ocean, I remember looking at the sun that was giving energy to my four electric motors and their huge propellers. There was no noise, no pollution,... - read more


13/07 - 2017

Drop your ballast and change altitude to live a better life

Flying in a gas balloon teaches us to do exactly the opposite of everything we have learned to do in our daily life, and offers us new strategies for innovation, creativity and crisis management. In our... - read more


15/11 - 2017

1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way - the countdown has begun!

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, we are back in mission mode, and as promised we are taking our first for energy further!   We today held the Constituent Assembly for... - read more


14/10 - 2017

The World Alliance goes to Paris looking to find clean and profitable solutions

Bertrand Piccard travelled to Paris last Friday to meet with Mayor Hidalgo to discuss opportunities for collaboration with the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. Paris has set itself one of the most... - read more


06/09 - 2017

Bertrand Piccard speaks at the International Energy Agency

The IEA has launched a new high-level distinguished speaker series, big IdEAs. Top thinkers, decision makers and global leaders will give talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects that are... - read more