Mathis Wackernagel is a renowned sustainability expert, engineer, and the president of the Global Footprint Network. He has a Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia and an Engineer's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. He is a visiting professor at Cornell University and formerly served as the Director of Sustainability Program at Redefining Progress and the Coordinador at Centro de Estudios para la Sustantabilidad.
Wackernagel advocates a biologically rooted perspective on sustainability and emphasizes the significance of a healthy web of life. He specializes in developing and applying metrics, designing and implementing campaigns and engagements, addressing overshoot and ecological limits, and relentlessly pursuing important objectives. Wackernagel's expertise is deeply embedded in the biosphere, and he recognizes the biological constraints of our planet. He believes that sustainability is non-negotiable for long-term economic success for each and every entity and that acting now to enhance your ability to succeed in the long-run is in your self-interest.