About Us

photo-aboutusMaking prosperity sustainable

Earthmind is committed to making prosperity sustainable by caring for our planet.

Our Services focus on sustainability challenges for economic development and business, particular with respect to conservation of nature.

Our Websites and Forbes Blog provide information and insights on sustainability opportunities.

Our Clients and partners are in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Earthmind Associates offer a broad range of sustainability expertise and experience.

Caring for spaceship Earth

Earthmind’s vision for sustainable prosperity traces back to the Kenneth Boulding  and his path-breaking concept of “spaceship earth”.

For Boulding, sustainability required the transformation of our increasingly globalised ‘cowboy’ society. As he put it back in the 1960s: “We cannot have cowboys and Indians in a space ship, or even a cowboy ethic.”

His seminal short essays on sustainability are still very much worth reading today:

Earth as a space ship

The economics of the coming spaceship earth


In 2006, Earthmind was established in Switzerland as a not-for-profit association in accordance with Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code. The board members of the association are Sarah French, Deborah Vorhies and Francis Vorhies.

In 2010, Earthmind was also incorporated in France as a small business (EURL 524 715 349). The founder and executive director is Francis Vorhies.

Switzerland: Earthmind. IUCN Conservation Centre, 28 Rue Mauverney, 1196 Gland (+41 79 818 9924)

France: Earthmind, 1014 Rue de la Combe de l’Eau,  01220 Divonne-les-Bains (+33 9 72 27 93 01)



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