Jeremy Rifkin

Founder and President, Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to the other governments, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU and Asian heads of state. 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.

Jeremy Rifkin

Founder and President, Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to the other governments, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU and Asian heads of state. 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.

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Biography

Mr. Rifkin is the principle architect of the European Union’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. Jeremy Rifkin is the President of the TIR Consulting Group LLC, comprised of many of the leading renewable energy companies, electricity transmission companies, construction companies, architectural firms, IT and electronics companies, and transport and logistics companies. Mr. Rifkin is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies. From 1995-2010, Mr. Rifkin taught in the Advanced Management Program at Wharton.

Topics

  • 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

Publications

  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (2011)
  • The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness In a World In Crisis (2010)
  • The European Dream: How Europe’s Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream (2004)
  • Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web and the Redistribution of Power On Earth (2002)
  • The Age of Access (2000)
  • The Biotech Century (1998)

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