[ALL STAR 2017]
Rémi is a veteran of the international environmental movement. He has been both an actor and a witness of the evolution of environmental advocacy and policy in different organizations. He was a founding member of Greenpeace International, a crew member and campaign leader during the first legendary voyages of the Rainbow Warrior in the 1970s and early 80s. He established in the 70s and 80s the Greenpeace offices in France, Spain and Latin America, and played a leading role in many of Greenpeace’s campaigns, and in setting up Greenpeace International’s Strategic and Political Unit which he led as Greenpeace International’s Political Director, until he left that position at the end of 2002 to form the Varda Group with Kelly Rigg. In 2003, with his consultancy The Varda Group, Rémi provides strategic advice for sustainability to governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, NGOs, business and trade union organizations across the world.
Rémi was the main architect of the worldwide prohibition on the dumping at sea of nuclear and industrial wastes, a landmark campaign he ran over fifteen years.
Always eager to share his knowledge and experience, Rémi is regularly invited to be speaker at conferences and other events. He is a Visiting Professor at Madrid’s international business school Instituto de Empresa and, also in Madrid at the Institute of Industrial Management where he teaches Leadership in Environmental Advocacy. More info: www.vardagroup.org Twitter: @RemiParmentier