Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt

Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt, MD, PhD is one of Sweden’s foremost cancer scientists and the founder of The Natural Step. He is a frequent speaker and author on sustainability and provides ongoing guidance and direction for the organization. In recent years, Dr. Robèrt has been scaling-up the Real Change program, an international initiative linking university research specializations with real world application using The Natural Step Framework.

In 1999, Dr. Robèrt won the Green Cross Award for International Leadership, and in 2000 he won the Blue Planet Prize, the ‘Nobel prize’ for ecological sustainability, sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation. In 2005, he was awarded The Social Responsibility Laureate Medal by the Global Center for Leadership Business Ethics, and in 2006, Dr. Robèrt was included in the publication 100 Visionaries of the 20th Century.

Dr. Robèrt holds a PhD in medicine from Karolinska Institute and has served on the faculties of many of Sweden’s most prestigious hospitals and universities. He is an Ashoka Fellow, and a Fellow of World Business Academy, Advisory Board Member at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and Doctor of Public Service – Honorus Causa at the University of Portland, USA.