5 key takeaways from Climate Week NYC

Great to be in New York City for Climate Week NYC last week, representing Forum for the Future. My 5 key takeaways are summarised here.

Participating in Destination Canada’s Innovate Canada Oceans event

Last week I was in Victoria, BC, Canada to attend Destination Canada’s Innovate Canada Oceans event. Great meetings with ocean innovators and leaders from Canada and beyond.

How to accelerate ocean regeneration in Mexico

It was great to participate in the first Forum for the Ocean in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the 11th Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean. I was a keynote speaker on the theme of “Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity”. Read about my experience and presentation and watch the full video here.

The Future of Sustainability: Courage to Transform

Forum for the Future’s flagship report has been published. In this report, we’re asking: as the ‘polycrisis’ intensifies, where should businesses focus? How can they ensure short-term needs don’t compromise long-term transformation?

Keynote speaker at Forum for the Ocean in Cancun

I’m looking forward to being a keynote speaker on the theme of “Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity” at the first Forum for the Ocean in Cancun, Mexico, next week, part of the 11th Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean.

Judge at this year’s Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence Awards

I am a judge at this year’s Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence Awards (EVIEs). There are still a few days left (deadline: this Friday August 18th) to enter and be considered as one of the most influential organisations (or people) in the EV sector for 2023.

My essay on marine natural capital published in official T20 compendium for India’s G20 presidency

My essay on “Accelerating the SDGs through Investments in Marine Natural Capital” has been published as part of the official T20 compendium for India’s G20 presidency. The essay explores how investing in each of four marine ecosystems (coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass and seaweed) could accelerate the SDGs and harness the blue economy’s full potential.

Demystifying impact: Five things business leaders need to know to drive positive change

Impact seems to be a buzzword within corporate sustainability these days. But what does impact really mean, and how can business leaders make sense of it? My blog post for BusinessGreen aims to demystify the word. In it, I share five key ingredients for lasting impact.

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.