Meet The Earthshot Prize Council

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“Ethical Markets welcomes this EARTHSHOT PRIZE initiative by UK’s Prince William, supported by David Attenborough, along with all the climate aware leaders serving on its global Council.   Their urgency recognizes that we humans have ten years to  change course and clean up  our past mistakes, using  all our tools and harnessing the free photons from our Sun  now to create the cleaner, more equitable, inclusive, knowledge-richer green future we call the Solar Age!

~Hazel Henderson, Editor“


A global team of high-profile leaders from the environmental, philanthropic, business, sporting and entertainment worlds have joined Prince William as members of The Earthshot Prize Council.

Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside a panel of Prize Council Members, will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners.

The Earthshot Prize, launched today by Prince William, is the most prestigious global environment prize in history and aims to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.

Joining Prince William on The Earthshot Prize Council is a truly global list of influential individuals from a wide range of different sectors, all of whom are committed to championing positive action in the environmental space.



They are:

  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah (Jordan);
  • Cate Blanchett – actor, producer and humanitarian (Australia);
  • Christiana Figueres – Former UN climate chief, responsible for the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change (Costa Rica);
  • Dani Alves – professional footballer (Brazil);
  • Sir David Attenborough – broadcaster and natural historian (UK);
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim – environmental activist (Chad);
  • Indra Nooyi – business executive and former Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo (US & India);
  • Jack Ma – philanthropist, entrepreneur and UNSDG Advocate (China);
  • Naoko Yamazaki – former astronaut onboard the International Space Station (Japan);
  • Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – economist and international development expert (Nigeria);
  • Shakira – singer and philanthropist (Colombia);
  • Yao Ming – Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and environmentalist (China).

Together, over the next decade, we can help repair our planet.