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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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23/09 - 2019

Are we truly capitalists?

As I told Heads of States at the recent G7 Summit in Biarritz, something has gone wrong in our economic system. Capitalism is meant to increase capital but what we are doing today is exactly the opposite:... - read more


06/09 - 2019

Cleaning up maritime transport

Three per cent. That is the contribution of the maritime sector to total global carbon emissions. It doesn’t sound all that much for a sector that ensures 90% of world trade and whose ships spend most... - read more


22/08 - 2019

Inequality is holding all of us back.

On August 26th, 2019, I will be addressing Heads of States and government officials at the 45th G7 summit, in Biarritz, France. This year's edition will focus on fighting inequality in its many forms.... - read more


01/04 - 2020

Stay on your mission

Explorers are not done exploring.  In the past, passion, spirit and patience helped pioneers achieve the impossible. Today we should all be explorers to solve challenges like coronavirus and protection... - read more


22/03 - 2020

A crisis we accept is an adventure

What are we going to do about the current crisis? Will we suffer from it or learn from it? In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, I brought out this photo taken at the end of my round-the-world balloon... - read more


11/03 - 2020

After the coronavirus, let's not go back to normal, let’s go toward better

There have been some remarkable developments in the effort to halt the spread of Covid-19 in the last few days. It is clear that we must be extremely vigilant. That same vigilance must extend to how we... - read more