Podcast: Sustainability Through an Economic Lens

In this episode of the Sustainably Speaking podcast I have a conversation with host Mia Freis Quinn and guest co-host Stewart Harris on how governments and businesses can work together to improve circularity and keep plastic out of our environment.

Remembering Lord Bob Kerslake

Along with my fellow trustees and staff of the New Economics Foundation I am heartbroken by the news that our wonderful chair, Lord Bob Kerslake, has passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Judge at Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards

I am a judge at this year's Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards, celebrating the latest progress in sustainable business.

New Economics Foundation announces new CEO

I am delighted to announce today that Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah, the CEO of Oxfam GB is going to be our new CEO at the New Economics Foundation from January 2024, replacing Miatta Fahnbulleh. It was great to be involved in the recruitment process as part of the NEF Board.

Presenting on food sustainability to Slovenia’s Strategic Council for Food

Last week I gave a video presentation on food sustainability to Slovenia’s Strategic Council for Food, drawing on Economist Impact’s Food Sustainability Index. Great to have key members of government there.

Moderating two panels on the blue economy for World Ocean Day

This week is World Ocean Day! I am looking forward to moderating two panels on "Financing the Growth of the Blue Economy", organised by Simmons & Simmons and the Marine Conservation Society.

Job opportunity in food sustainability: Principal (Food and Agriculture)

Join us at Forum for the Future and be part of the transformative change in our food and agricultural systems. We're seeking a visionary Principal (Food and Agriculture) to shape and drive our strategy for a just and regenerative future. Your programmatic experience and exceptional team-working skills will be crucial in implementing our ambitious goals.

A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business

What does it mean for businesses to be just and regenerative, and how can they get there? 'A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business' by Forum for the Future explores what it means to stretch business ambition to the next frontier of sustainability, while providing practical guidance for navigating transformational change.

Transforming the Purpose of Business

Forum for the Future’s recent ‘Business Spotlight’ campaign explored four key unlocks to transformational business: inspiring visionary leadership, rethinking value chains, transforming consumption, and creating an enabling context.

Job opportunity in food sustainability: Global Strategic Lead – Food System Transition

Exciting opportunity to join my team at Forum for the Future as Global Strategic Lead - Food System Transition (UK-based; hybrid or remote). Application deadline: 21 May 2023

Joining Forum for the Future as its new Global Director of Impact

Thrilled to join the international sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future as its new Global Director of Impact. For 25 years Forum has been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate transformation to a just and regenerative future. Forum is internationally recognised for its approach to driving systems change.

Ocean Impact Podcast: how the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN SDGs

Did you know that the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN SDGs? I spoke with Tim Silverwood from the Ocean Impact Organisation on the Ocean Impact Podcast about how the ocean is a solution to solving global challenges.

Leaving The Economist Group after 11 and a half years

After 11 and a half years I have decided to leave The Economist Group to pursue a new exciting adventure. It’s been an incredible journey! More about my new destination soon, but now is the time to reminisce about more than a decade at this great media company.

The Sustainability Project wins a Webby Award

Proud to be part of the team behind The Sustainability Project by Economist Impact (and supported by Infosys), which has won a Webby Award for “Best Writing (Editorial)” in the People's Voice awards (Websites and Mobile Sites category). Dubbed “The Oscars of the Internet”, the Webby Awards honour the Best of the Internet each year.

Speaking at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum

This Saturday is Earth Day. To celebrate this occasion I will deliver the closing keynote on ocean sustainability at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) Miami Office.

New study on “Ending hunger: the role of agri-food financing”

An estimated 150 million more people were suffering from hunger in 2021 than there had been in 2019. Reversing this worrying trend - and restoring progress towards zero hunger - will require a significant uplift in financing for agri-food systems. I was the project director of a new Economist Impact study on this topic.

Article on blue carbon published in UN Today magazine

My article on the "Three reasons why 2023 could be the year of blue carbon" has been published in UN Today, the official magazine of United Nations international civil servants in Geneva. The article explores how blue carbon is vital in addressing the three interconnected planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

Moderating at Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week in London

I am at Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week in London to moderate exciting sessions in areas such as regenerative agriculture, circular construction, the future of aviation, and supply-chain decarbonisation.

Celebrating women in the ocean economy

Economist Impact’s tenth annual World Ocean Summit & Expo took place from February 27th to March 1st in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit featured 188 speakers in more than 50 sessions across the three days, attracting more than 1,500 registered attendees. The month of March also celebrated International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

World Ocean Summit 2023: Six key takeaways from a remarkable ocean week

Economist Impact’s 10th World Ocean Summit wrapped up successfully on March 1st, having convened more than 1,000 delegates and almost 200 high-level speakers in Lisbon to discuss how to build a sustainable ocean economy. My six key takeaways from the World Ocean Summit are summarised here.