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Rinaldo Brutoco

Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Founder of Omega Point Institute

Core areas of Rinaldo’s work include clean energy, climate change analysis and mitigation; sustainable business strategy; values-driven leadership; the development of the human potential at work; global reconstruction; and innovative financial products for Sustainable Responsible Impact Investment (SRI).


Current Positions:

  • President, World Business Academy

  • President, The Chopra Foundation

  • Principal and CEO, The ShangriLa Group

  • Board Member, The Men’s Wearhouse, Audit and Governance Committees

  • President, World Business Academy



  • Co-Author, Freedom from Mid-East Oil – a comprehensive treatment of the world’s energy challenges, climate change and solutions for the future of energy. Focused on nuclear power, oil, wind energy and hydrogen (World Business Academy, 2007). ISBN 978-0-9794052-2-8

  • Co-Author, Profiles in Power: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age – a college textbook on nuclear energy. (Twayne/Simon & Schuster, 1997) ISBN 0-8057-3879-7

  • Principal resource to the authors: Winning the Innovation Game by Denis Waitley and Robert Tucker (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1986) ISBN 0425115313

  • Contributing Author, New Paradigms in Business. (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1993) ISBN 0-87477-726-7

  • Contributing Author, Birth 2012 and Beyond. (Shift Books, 2012) ISBN 0-9848407-0-0

  • Author, Lift Off: The Rise of the Hydrogen Revolution. (Waterfront Digital Press, 2014) ASIN: B00J9NHRZA


Keynote / Expert Speaker (Selected):

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Forum of the Central Coast (Feb., 2013) The Hydrogen Future: Transitioning Away from Dirty Power 

  • Sustainable, Responsible Investing Conference (October, 2012) In conversation with Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres The Practice and Politics of Aligning Business Interests With Human Interests 

  • Sages and Scientists Symposium (March, 2012) Eight Basic Human Rights, Climate Change and The Global Marshall Plan 

  • Cortona International Transdisciplinary Conference (September, 2010) The Role of Business at a Time of Conscious Evolution 

  • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Distinguished Speaker Series (March, 2008) Lemons to Lemonade: Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability as a Sustainable Business Advantage 


Past Service (Selected):

  • Board Member, The Gorbachev Foundation

  • Co-Founder and Board Member, State of the World Forum

  • Board Member, Center for Earth Concerns

  • Founder, California Public Interest Law Center


Recognition (Selected):

  • Congressional Commendation recognizing Mr. Brutoco for his leadership in business (November, 2010)

  • Effie Award for Advertising Effectiveness, The American Marketing Association (1981)



  • Bachelor of Arts, Santa Clara University, 1968, graduated with honors, earning a degree in Economics and Philosophy

  • Juris Doctor, University of California Los Angeles School of Law, 1971, Order of the Coif


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