Jeremy Rifkin

President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin is a Professor at the Wharton School, Currently, Mr. Rifkin is advising the European Union and other governments as well as Fortune 500 companies, on actions that should be taken immediately to address the triple threat of the global financial crisis, energy crisis, and climate change.

One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day

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  • The Third Industrial Revolution
  • The European Dream
  • The Hydrogen Economy
  • The Age of Access
  • Genetic Commerce
  • The Biotech Century
  • Shaping Public Policy
  • Global Economic Trends
  • Climate Change


He presents in English.

How he presents

Highly engaging and fluid, his style is nonetheless very well punctuated allowing time to absorb his powerful messages.

Books & Media

  • The Age of Resilience
  • The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth
  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
  • The Empathic Civilization
  • The European Dream
  • The Hydrogen Economy
  • The Age of Access

In Detail

Mr. Rifkin is the Chairman of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, made up of 100 of the world's leading corporations and trade associations that are creating the infrastructure for a new low-carbon energy era and accompanying economic paradigm. As the founder and president of The Foundation on Economic Trends he examines the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy.


A master of speech, he addresses the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, workforce, society and the environment. Unprecedented consequences are emerging out of the shift from industrial to cultural production, and his informed insight on this is unparalleled.



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