Bertrand Piccard

Explorer; Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

Originating from a family of explorers, Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse; the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. In 2016 he and André Borschberg, taking turns piloting the single-seater aircraft, succeeded in flying around the world powered only by the sun; showing how clean technologies can do more than we ever thought possible.

Bertrand’s ambition is to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies; the next stage of which includes, through the Solar Impulse Foundation, the establishment of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. 

He has committed to identify 1,000 clean and profitable solutions to help companies, governments and institutions reach their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious policies. These will be brought to COP 24 in 2018 to contribute to solving climate change.