Deepak Chopra

Founder, The Chopra Foundation

Our collective consciousness is what creates change in behavior... There was a time when you could drive and drink at the same time, but collective consciousness changed that. That’s the only solution.

Deepak Chopra believes that our collective consciousness is the solution to stopping our unsustainable consumption. Having began his career as a medical doctor, Chopra became disenchanted with the limits of western medicine and turned to the potency of the mind-body connection. He has written about this topic in more than 65 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Chopra and businessman Rinaldo Brutoco co-founded Just Capital, an organization dedicated to helping executives of financial institutions and members of the public sector make sustainability a number one priority. 

Chopra is an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Distinguished Executive Scholar at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization.

Deepak Chopra's Simple Shift

I cannot remember the last time I took a cab in New York City. I spend more than 50 percent of my time in New York City. When I'm in a place like San Francisco, if I have to take a vehicle, then I'll get the cheapest Uber or something like that. But otherwise, it's good for your health to walk, to take the subway, and remember movement is one of our key ways to stay sustainable. So we should get rid of the idea that we need private vehicles. I don't own one.

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