Dennis Pamlin


Dennis Pamlin is an entrepreneur and founder of 21st Century Frontiers. He works with companies, governments and NGOs as a strategic economic, technology and innovation advisor. His background is in engineering, industrial economy and marketing. Pamlin worked as Global Policy Advisor for WWF from 1999 to 2009. During his tenure, Pamlin initiated WWFs Trade and Investment Programme work in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the link to key emerging regions such as the GCC. He also led the work with ICT companies as solution providers. Pamlin is currently an independent consultant as well as Director for the Low Carbon Leaders Project under the UN Global Compact, is a Senior Associate at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a visiting research fellow at the Research Center of Journalism and Social Development at Renmin University. Current work includes work to establish a global risk indicator, a global initiative to promote public procurement supporting transformative solutions, exploring the impact of our “digital twins” and develop tools that allow public procurement to support transformative resource efficient solutions. Pamlin is leading work to develop tools for companies, organisations and cities to measure and report their positive impacts, focus on climate, water and poverty, but other areas are also under development. Pamlin has written more than 50 reports and 300 articles. He is also a popular keynote speaker who has made presentation at many of major conferences and events around the world. His work has been featured in most major news outlets around the world, from BBC, CNN, FT, Foreign Policy and The Economist to China Daily, The Times of India, al Jazeera and NHK.