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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moderating webinar on constructing change

The time to start building better is now. Population growth and rising demand for housing mean construction is expanding at a faster rate than efforts to reduce energy consumption. But only a tiny fraction of properties are carbon neutral. Next week I will be moderating a virtual panel discussion on “Constructing change".

Moderating Economist Impact’s Sustainable Cities Talk

Tomorrow I will moderate Economist Impact’s Sustainable Cities Talk. According to data from the World Bank, cities are already home to 56% of the global population—and that percentage will continue to grow in the coming decades. The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that cities also contribute to 75% of global carbon emissions.

Moderating webinar on consumer sustainability

Consumer companies have talked about sustainability for decades, but the need for immediate action has never been stronger. Join me and industry leaders in this webinar to hear about a new study we just released that explores the potential of collaboration to scale sustainability initiatives.

Interviewed by PlasticsToday on Extended Producer Responsibility

A key part of California’s single-use plastics law, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) eventually could lead to cost savings through better product design and materials recovery. I was interviewed by PlasticsToday about the opportunities and challenges of introducing EPR schemes, with references to Economist Impact's recent work on the circular economy, plastics management and advanced recycling technologies.

Interviewed by Waste360 on advanced plastics recycling

I was interviewed by Waste360 about the prospects of advanced recycling technologies. In the interview I discuss how Economist Impact's "Rethinking Plastics in a Circular Economy" study, supported by Dow, comprehensively assesses each plastic recycling technology for attributes that will be important considerations to policymakers, investors and the plastics industry.

Plastic Free July: taking stock of recent legal and technological progress

Economist Impact's Sustainability Project spoke with me about the implications of the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution and other recent signs of progress on the circular economy for plastics.

Taking part in Miles for Minds fundraising challenge

The Economist Educational Foundation is an independent charity that empowers young people to have high-quality discussions about current affairs. To help them achieve this, I am taking part in a fundraising challenge.