Founder of the Soul of Money Institute
For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.
From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the worlds wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in.
“Money is like water. It can be a conduit for commitment, a currency of love. Money moving in the direction of our highest commitments nourishes our world and ourselves.”
– Lynne Twist
Co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance
In 1995, a group of people, including John Perkins, and Bill and Lynne Twist, answered a call from the Amazon rainforest and Mother Earth herself. At the invitation of leaders of the Achuar indigenous people of Ecuador, they traveled to their Amazon home to learn more about this imminent call their hearts yearned for an answer. The Achuar shared with them the urgent threat to their lands and culture, their vision for self-determination, and a request for allies from the North who would “change the dream of the modern world” by shifting its culture of over-consumption to a culture that honors and sustains life.