Andre Heinz has been active in the field of Sustainable Developmentsince 1993,when he began working for William McDonough, the noted green architectand designer, on sustainable design issues and projects. At thesame time, Mr. Heinz joined the board of the Vira. I Heinz Endowment,where he oversaw the creation of an environmental grant making programfor both the Vira I. and Howard Heinz Endowments through a series of 14topical environmental colloquia that convened leaders from around theworld. He continues to serve on the board, and on the JointInvestment Committee which overseas the management of the combined 1.5billion USD endowment. Following a 6 month urban redevelopmentproject for the city of Pittsburgh where he applied his knowledgetogether with his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, he beganresearch for Paul Hawken on his latest book entitled "NaturalCapitalism", which chronicled examples of 75% or greater resourceproductivity at zero to negative cost, and suggested principles to helpreplicate those successes. Simultaneously, Mr. Heinz co-founded in 1995the first US office of The Natural Step: a Swedish based non-profitorganization specialized in education and consulting around sustainabledevelopment. In 1999, after taking a Masters inEnvironmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry andEnvironmental Studies, where he specialized in Industrial EnvironmentalManagement andIndustrial Ecology, Mr. Heinz accepted a job offer to run theinternational office of The Natural Step, out of Stockholm. In2004, Mr. Heinz left The Natural Step to focus on US presidentialpolitics as a surrogate spokesperson specialized in environmentalpolicy and issues. Since then, he has turned his attention yetagain to the Nordic region as the founder of Sustainable TechnologyCapital LP, with its first fund focused on Nordic cleantech.