Edward Hoare (environmentalist)

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Edward Hoare (born 1949), formerly of Hoare's Bank, is an English philanthropist, environmentalist and mind-mapping pioneer.

Early life[edit]

Born at Stourhead in Wiltshire, he left home as a young man, living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1968 to 1971, where he worked in a bank. He returned home and took training as a Chartered Accountant from 1972 to 1976. In 1977, he embarked on a trip around the world, during which he visited the Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, leading to his interests in environmental issues.


Hoare joined the family bank, C. Hoare & Co, and became a bankers' agent, a position he held for over 30 years. He was a member of the Hoare's Bank Family Forum, which distributes funds from the Golden Bottle Trust,[1] formed in 1985 and continuing the Hoare family tradition of giving to good causes since the early 18th century.

He is a vice-president of two conservation charities: Fauna and Flora International[2] and the International Trust for Nature Conservation.[3]

He is one of the founders of Gooisoft, the makers of Thortspace 3D collaborative mind-mapping software and creator of the Global Goals (SDGs) ecosystem.[4][5]


Edward Hoare is husband to Suzie Hoare and father to Rennie Hoare, Victoria Hoare and James Hoare


  1. ^ "Golden Bottle Trust". C. Hoare & Co. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ "President & vice-presidents". Fauna & Flora International. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  3. ^ "About ITNC". The International Trust for Nature Conservation. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Thortspace - 3D mind-mapping collaborative mind-map". Gooisoft. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Gooisoft Company Information Companies House". Companies House. Retrieved 23 April 2017.