Renowned author and champion of sustainable development L. Hunter Lovins will speak at Bradley University at 7 p.m. April 16 in Neumiller Lecture Hall located in Bradley Hall.

 Lovins’ presentation, titled “The Business Case for Implementing Genuine Sustainability,” is free and open to the public. It is the inaugural event in the Bradley Graduate Student Advisory Committee Speaker Series. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the presentation.

L. Hunter Lovins is the founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit organization in Longmont, Colorado.  A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for more than 30 years, Hunter has managed international non-profits and corporations.  Chief Insurgent for the madrone project and a faculty member at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Bard College, she has taught at major universities, consulted for citizens’ groups, governments and companies.  In great demand as an inspirational speaker and effective consultant, she has addressed the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Congress, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and hundreds of major conferences.  She was named millennium Hero for the Planet by Time magazine and “the green business icon” by Newsweek. She is the author of numerous books including “Natural Capitalism” and “Climate Capitalism.”

Bradley is a top-ranked private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 6,000 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.