Jacqui Dunne is an award-winning journalist from Ireland, founder and CEO of Danu Resource, and an emerging leader in helping entrepreneurs develop technologies and initiatives that restore the earth’s equilibrium globally.
Danú Resources serves as a fiscal agent for funding, and works as the interface between the donors and the projects. 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 recipient, thus creating a flourishing paradigm shift for a quadruple bottom line –people, planet, profits and power within.
She serves on the board of and 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 U.S.), 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 Spain’s transition to democracy in the late 1970s on a freelance basis 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 Ethiopia. For several years she wrote a monthly column for the Irish Tattler and co-designed 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 a VP of a former boutique technology public and investor relations company ContentOne, which handled media and investor relations for firms ranging from startups to publically traded companies.
Lately she has worked as a content editor for Money and Sustainability – The Missing Link, A Report to the Club of Rome, which reveals the hidden dynamics among the conventional money system, climate change and ecological sustainability. This report has been given to Finance Watch, an independent European public interest association tasked by the European Union with reporting on the causes of the current banking and financial debacle.
She is currently writes for the Huffington Post’s Business section.
Rethinking Money is her first book. She currently resides in Colorado, USA.