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Ross Jackson

Trainer for the Economic Dimension.

Ross is chairman of Gaia Trust, a Danish-based charitable entity he co-founded in 1987 to promote a more sustainable and spiritual world. Gaia Trust has financed hundreds of sustainability projects in over 30 countries as well as several “green” start-ups in Denmark, and continues to support two major international NGO initiatives—the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Education.

Ross has for many years been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds and has functioned as a management consultant in several industries and financial institutions. His business career has been as an independent consultant and software designer, later specializing in international finance.

In recent years Ross has been developing a novel type of computer model for a modern economy that challenges conventional thinking about how the economy really works.

Ross’ undergraduate degree was in Engineering Physics in Canada, followed by a Master’s degree in Industrial Management at Purdue University and a PhD in Operations Research, the science of problem solving, at Case Western Reserve University in the USA. Born a Canadian, he has since 1964 lived in Denmark, and became a Danish citizen in 1972.