Akanksha Khatri

Head of nature and biodiversity - World Economic Forum

Akanksha Khatri is Head of Nature and Biodiversity at the World Economic Forum. In this role she led the creation of the New Nature Economy Report series that set forth a pathway for businesses to play an active role in read more

Aliza Ayaz

UN youth ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals

Aliza Ayaz is the world's youngest United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Ayaz is completing a Masters in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is the Founder and Chair of UCL's Climate Action society.

Andreas Ahrens (Norway)

Head of climate - Inter IKEA Group

Andreas Ahrens, MSc in Engineering, leads the climate agenda for Inter IKEA Group (the IKEA franchisor) and the full IKEA value-chain – from raw material extraction to product end-of-life. He is the main spokesperson for climate – internally and externally read more

Andrew Almack

Founder and CEO - Plastics For Change

Andrew is the Founder / CEO of Plastics For Change, Andrew is passionate about optimizing plastic waste as a resource for reducing poverty. Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform that connects informal waste workers to global markets. read more

Basil Scarsella

CEO - UK Power Networks

Basil Scarsella is Chief Executive Officer and Director of UK Power Networks, owned by the CK Group. Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Basil was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks from 2005, also owned by read more

Becca Massey-Chase

Co-deputy head of the Environmental Justice Commission - IPPR

Becca is Co-Deputy Head of the Environmental Justice Commission at IPPR. She leads the commission’s deliberative democracy programme and research on a just transition for travel. Becca joined IPPR from Sustrans, where she held the position of head of strategy read more

Bukky Bird

Group sustainability director - Barratt Developments

Bukky joined Barratt Developments plc as Group Sustainability Director in January 2020, responsible for the overall sustainability strategy and for driving the next stage of business transformation for Barratt’s sustainability priorities. A key focus for her is to ensure Barratt read more

Carly Bilsbrough

Head of CSR - The Very Group

Charmian Love

Founder and CEO - B Lab UK

Charmian believes in the power of business as a force for good. She is Co-Founder and Activist in Residence at B Lab UK and Co-Chairs B Lab’s Global Climate Taskforce. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll read more

Claudine Blamey

Head of sustainability and digital strategy - Argent Services LLP

Currently Claudine is Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy at Argent LLP. Claudine delivered the net zero carbon flights strategy at easyJet. Prior to this she set up the Group sustainability function at Sainsbury’s covering sustainable sourcing, operational waste and read more

Cristina Kenz

Chief growth officer - The Kraft Heinz Company

Dan Neale

Lead - social transformation - World Benchmarking Alliance

Dan leads the social transformation within the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), responsible for establishing the framework to assess the 2,000 keystone companies on what they are doing to ‘leave no one behind’. Previously, Dan led the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark read more

Dare Ilori

Group head of sustainability - Merlin Entertainments Ltd

Dr Darren Moorcroft

Chief Executive - Woodland Trust

In 2017, Darren joined the Woodland Trust as its Director of Estates & Woodland Outreach before becoming its Chief Executive in September 2019. Prior to this, Darren gained his PhD from Oxford University before joining the RSPB, where he held read more

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO - Green Finance Institute

Rhian spent 20 years in investment and corporate banking and was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to green banking. She is an Emeritus Member of the TCFD, currently co-chair of the Informal Working Group for the Taskforce on read more

Dr Sally Uren OBE

CEO - Forum for the future

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including read more

Gaëlle Le Gélard

Food circular design project manager - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Gaëlle has been leading Service Design and innovation projects for global design firms for the past 10 years. Her work at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is focused on circular design for food, applying circular economy principles to the design of read more

George Richards

Director - JRP Solutions

George has over 35 years’ experience of working with industrial and commercial clients across a range of sectors throughout the UK and Ireland delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  He is a passionate believer read more

Graham Lloyd

Director of strategy, performance & sustainability - Nationwide Building Society

Graham Lloyd is Director of Strategy, Performance & Sustainability at Nationwide Building Society. Nationwide was founded to help people save and buy homes of their own. Graham leads the team which drives the organisation’s social purpose – to build society, read more

Harriet Lamb

CEO - Ashden

Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK read more

Helen Wiggs

Head of climate - Shareaction

Helen joined ShareAction in 2018 following a 15-year career in equity broking at Morgan Stanley and previously, BNP Paribas. After an initial role in Investor Engagement, she was appointed Head of Corporate Climate in 2020 and runs the Investor Decarbonisation read more

Ian Riley

CEO - WCA

Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry. Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in read more

Jennifer Motles

Chief Sustainability Officer - Philip Morris International

Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free read more

Jess Ainley

Head of sustainability - Fever Tree

Jo Gilroy

Group head of sustainability & environment - Kier

Jo Gilroy is a Sustainability Professional specialised in working in the corporate sector. She is passionate about the potential for business to ‘do well by doing good’. In her former role as Head of Sustainability for the Bunzl Group, she read more

Jo-Anne Chidley

Founder - Beauty Kitchen

Jo Chidley is a chemist and the Co Founder of Beauty Kitchen, a B Corp certified business on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers read more

Joe Franses

VP sustainability - Coca-cola

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. CCEP manufactures and distributes an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages, serving a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Great read more

Julia Barrett

Chief sustainability officer - Willmott Dixon

As the chief sustainability officer of the in-house sustainability team, Julia leads on realising Rick Willmott’s belief that Willmott Dixon has a 'purpose beyond profit'. Julia represents the sector on various industry and sustainability Groups. Under her leadership Willmott Dixon read more

Kresse Wesling

Founder - Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling, CBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur. After first meeting the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which rescues and transforms decommissioned fire hose into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to read more

Laura McGonigal

Head of sustainability - Aesop

Luke Nicholls

Content director - edie

Lysander Bickham

Founder and CEO - Leo's Box

Lysander set up Leo's Box at 16 during the summer after his GCSEs. Having learnt about the Sustainable Deveolpment Goals, he believed that business could play a role in making sustainable changes more available for all. This drove him to read more

Madeleine Gabriel

Sustainable future mission director - Nesta

Madeleine leads Nesta’s mission to create A Sustainable Future, which focuses on decarbonisation and economic recovery.Her team is setting up innovation projects and partnerships exploring how to reduce carbon emissions from homes and, in the wake of COVID-19, how to read more

Marc Engel

Chief supply chain officer - Unilever

Marc was appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive in January 2016. Marc has worked at Unilever for over twenty years, joining in 1990, and has extensive experience in supply chain operations, covering procurement, read more

Matthew Vickers

CEO and chief ombudsman - Ombudsman Services

Matthew Vickers is Chief Executive and Chief Ombudsman of Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and telecommunications ombudsman. OS provides independent dispute resolution which is open to consumers and microbusinesses in these key regulated sectors. OS works closely with government, read more

Mattie Yeta

Head of sustainability - Defra IT, UK Government

Mattie Yeta is the Head of Sustainability for Defra IT, PhD researcher and won the sustainability leader of the year award 2019/2020. She led the creation of the UK Government’s sustainable technology report 2017, and the Sustainable IT industry guide. Her read more

Natalie Campbell

CEO - Belu

Nina Prichard

Head of sustainable and ethical Sourcing, UK & Ireland Supply Chain - McDonald's

Paul Irwin-Rhodes

Head of sustainability and SHE - Greggs

Paul is the Head of Sustainability and SHE for Greggs and was heavily involved in the design and delivery of the ‘Greggs Pledge’, their latest sustainability strategy. As part of their longer term net zero ambition, Paul is currently focussing on their scope read more

Professor Nathalie Seddon

Director, nature-based solutions initiative - Oxford University

Nathalie Seddon is Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford and Founding Director of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (www.naturebasedsolutionsinitiative.org), an interdisciplinary programme of research, policy advice, and education that enhances understanding of the potential of Nature-based Solutions to address global read more

Richard Hall

VP general secretary - Danone UK & Ireland

Roland Rott

Head of ESG and sustainable investment research - La Francaise Group

Roland has nearly 20 years of experience in ESG and sustainable investing. He began his career in asset management in 2002 focussing on corporate governance while working for DWS in Frankfurt. Thereafter and for ten years, he was a Senior read more

Sarah Mukherjee

CEO - IEMA

Sarah Mukherjee is the CEO of IEMA.  She was the BBC's Environment Correspondent for many years, presenting on national and international BBC radio and television news, working – and winning awards - across the world.  Since leaving the Corporation, she read more

Serena Bashal

COP working group - UKYCC

Serena works for SSE in their business energy unit. She has been engaging with United Nations Climate Change for five years, working on youth advocacy, climate justice and the energy transition amongst other thematics. She was elected as the 2019 Global Focal read more

Shirley Rodrigues

Deputy mayor for environment and energy

Shirley Rodrigues was appointed as London Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy in October 2016. She has devised and delivered environmental policies and programmes in London, nationally and internationally for government and philanthropy including most recently overseeing a global cities read more

Sir David King

Founder and chair - Centre for Climate Repair

Professor Sir David King is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge; Founder and Chair of the Centre for Climate Repair in the University; Chair of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group; an AffiliatePartner of SYSTEMIQ Limited; and Senior Strategy Adviser read more

Solitaire Townsend

Co-founder - Futerra

Sonya Bhonsle

Head of supply chain - CDP

Sonya Bhonsle is the Global Head of CDP’s Supply Chain program which enables major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over US$3.3 trillion in annual procurement spend. Sonya has over 14 years of Sustainable Supply Chain experience, both in read more

Soulla Kyriacou

Chief operating officer - A blueprint for better business

Soulla joined Blueprint in December 2012 and together with our CEO, has helped to grow Blueprint from an initiative that was launched with a conference looking at how corporate purpose and personal values could be united to serve society, to read more

Stephen Richardson

Director of Europe - World Green Building Council

Stephen Richardson is Director of the Europe Regional Network, coordinating the work and collaboration of 20+ Green Building Councils and eight regional partners. He is also WorldGBC’s representative in the EU Sustainable Finance Platform, helping lead the development of the read more

Steve Butterworth

CEO - Neighbourly

Steve Butterworth is CEO of Neighbourly, an award-winning community engagement and investment platform that works with over 15,000 community causes across the UK and Ireland, connecting them to support from leading businesses. Steve is committed to helping redefine the role read more

Susan Thomas

Senior director, commercial sustainability - Asda

Susan joined Asda in June 2020 into a new role created to drive Asda’s strategic focus on Sustainability. She “quarter-backs” Asda’s cross functional efforts across the Better Planet agenda, mobilising activities including our journeys towards net zero, elimination of waste, read more

Tom Domen

Global head of long term innovation - Ecover

Tom Domen graduated in 1996 with a Master in Industrial Design. In 2007, he completed a Master in Sustainable Development at the University of Brussels. With his MA on Sustainable Technology for Eastern Africa, he received the yearly Award for read more

Tom Hayes

Councillor - Oxford City Council

Tom is Oxford City Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Green Transport. Tom has been recognized for his cli-mate action with the award of the 2020 LGIU national Cllr Award for En-vironment and Sustainability Pioneer. read more

Tony Juniper CBE

Chair - Natural England

Tony Juniper CBE is Chair of the official Nature conservation agency Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is a former Director of Friends of the Earth, Executive Director with WWF UK, read more

Will Ennett

Head of sustainability - TalkTalk

Will Ennett is currently Head of Content and Sustainability at TalkTalk and has over 15 years’ experience in building strong commercial partnerships across the TV, film, technology and telecoms sectors. Will is responsible for maintaining and enhancing those relationships, as read more

Will Pearson

CEO - Ocean Bottle

William’s interest lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, social impact, and environmental conservation. After completing his undergraduate degree in engineering, William spent a year working at sea in the Indian Ocean, where he saw first hand the current state of read more

Zanagee Artis (USA)

Co-Founder - Zero Hour

Zanagee Artis is a 21 year-old from Clinton, Connecticut, USA studying political science and environmental studies in his final year at Brown University. He is a founder, a co-executive director, and the policy director of the global youth-led climate justice read more