Jacqui Dunne is an award- winning journalist from Ireland, founder and CEO of Danu Resources, and a leader in helping entrepreneurs develop technologies that restore the earth's equilibrium globally.
Danu Resources is a for-profit organization that brings together and aligns donors and projects that focus on environmental and energy initiatives to move the world to greater sustainability while empowering people with dignity and the essentials of life. Danu's unique value is its ability to work from a future reference point that draws out the greatness, and builds upon the strengths, of both the donor and the company or initiative, thus creating a flourishing paradigm shift for people and the planet. Where feasible, ventures operate using a multiple currency ecosystem.
She serves on the board of, or is an advisor to, several U.S. and international companies. These firms are engaged in innovative solutions in the domains of green energy (the Swedish corporation Mimer Energy and Blue Energy in Canada), decentralized local food production (Perpetua in the United States), and a natural resolution for nuclear and other waste streams, Amo Terra. She is a principal strategist with the launching of the business-to-business currency, the Terra, that is designed to create more stability and predictability in the financial and business sectors by providing a mechanism for contractual, payment, and planning purposes worldwide.
In terms of philanthropy, Jacqui sits on the board of A Human Right, which is dedicated to providing free basic Internet and phone access to developing countries and underserved regions internationally, using spare satellite capacity.
An award-winning journalist, she started her career in her native Ireland. While still in college, Jacqui reported on a freelance basis on Spain's transition to democracy in the late 1970s for both the Irish Times and RTE (Irish Radio). Later, she joined the Sunday Independent as a staff reporter and features writer and covered a variety of stories from the political unrest in Northern Ireland to famine in Ethiopia. For several years, she wrote a monthly column for the Irish Tattler and codesigned special events for the magazine to encourage women's entrepreneurship.
In New York, she wrote for Interview Magazine, Elle, and the Daily News, then headed west to San Francisco, where she wrote for Grassroots/ Dresdner RCM Bank, compiling investigative reports on companies and industry sector analysis. She produced radio interviews with thought leaders and was an occasional on-air host for New Dimensions Radio, syndicated to NPR and community radio stations nationally and overseas.
In order to gain experience in how business really works, Jacqui conducted market research for multinational biotech and pharmaceutical companies. She was vice president of a former boutique technology public and investor relations company, ContentOne, which handled media and investor relations for firms ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies.
Lately, she has worked as a content editor for Money and Sustainability— The Missing Link, A Report from the Club of Rome, which reveals the hidden dynamics among the conventional money system, climate change, and ecological sustainability. This report was addressed to Finance Watch, an independent Europe an public interest association tasked by the European Union with reporting on the causes of the current banking and financial debacle.
Rethinking Money is her first book. She currently resides in Colorado.