Al Gore, Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, is one of the most famous faces in environmental activism. His attempts to educate the world about the climate crisis were the subject of the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, and he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his environmental work.
Gore is the founder and current chair of the Climate Reality Project, aiming to counter climate change denial around the world. He is also the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, an $18bn investment fund that supports sustainability-focused companies; and a senior advisor to Google. He has long-supported the advancement of developing countries in tandem with a renewable and environmentally-friendly approach to business.
In 2007, the Harvard graduate was runner up in Time’s person of the year competition.