Anton Espira is a native of Kenya and one of the founders of Eco2librium (ECO2), an award-winning B-Corp based in Kenya. He oversees all operational aspects of ECO2 including the development and implementation of operational systems and new projects. Anton has a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Oxford and has lived and worked on four continents. He is also one of the founders of a drug-discovery CRO in San Francisco, California, that mines rainforest plants for new medicines. Anton is passionate about biology, conservation and sustainable development. He views innovation and equitable benefit distribution as key to poverty reduction in Africa, and considers the private sector to be strongly placed to bring positive societal change.