Serial explorer, psychiatrist and ambassador for clean technologies
It is in Bertrand Piccard’s DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible. From a legendary lineage of explorers who conquered the stratosphere and the abysses, he made history by accomplishing two aeronautical firsts, around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently in a solar plane without fuel.
Pioneer in his way to consider ecology through the lens of profitability, he began working in the early 2000s to promote renewable energies and clean technologies. His dual identity as a psychiatrist and explorer makes him an influential voice heard by the largest institutions which today consider him as a forward-thinking leader on the themes of innovation and sustainability.
Founder and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, he has succeeded in his mission to select 1000 efficient solutions to protect the environment in a profitable way. In a third round the world tour, he will bring them to decision-makers in order to help them meet their environmental targets while ensuring clean economic growth. Bertrand Piccard is now United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment and Special Advisor to the European Commission.Discover More
August 17, 2021
(TBC) World Economic Forum 2021
Betrand Piccard has been invited to participate this year again at the World Economic Forum. Dr. Piccard will discuss with high level politicians and stakeholders the state of the economy and urge them to bring climate change at the forefront of the Davos Agenda.
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Bertrand Piccard, Ambassador of the pioneering spirit with Breitling Explorer Squad
In 2018, Breitling launched its Squad crews. This campaign brought together trios of exceptional personalities to celebrate the Swiss watchmaker’s the key values: action, mission and pioneering spirit. Bertrand Piccard was selected to be part of the Explorer Squad alongside polar adventurer Inge Solheim as well as David de Rothschild, who repeated the Kontiki's exploit with a raft built from PET bottles. These three explorers embody a pioneering spirit at the service of the environment.'Discover More