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Cyrill Gutsch

German-born Cyrill Gutsch is an award-winning designer and product developer.

In 1998 Gutsch established a method called Cross Intelligence, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations.

In 2012 he founded Parley for the Oceans as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to develop and implement strategies to protect them. Parley and their partners won the Grand Prix for Product Design at Cannes Lions, two D&AD Pencils and an ADCN Grand Prix in 2014.

Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his commitment to the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organisation of the Year at EARTHx and Gutsch was honoured with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council. Gutsch was inducted into the UBS Global Visionary community in 2019, a group of leading entrepreneurs and individuals working towards one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.


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