What are the ideas that will really change our world for the better? Who are the innovators bringing them to light? Explore the world through a new lens in the Forward Thought Leadership series. This extensive series of interviews and profiles is carried across a number of media platforms.
Here’s a sample of our in-depth interviews and profiles:
John Elkington – With nearly four decades as a veteran of the CSR, sustainability, and social innovation space, he shares his thoughts on global trends and the future of business.
Tim Flannery – Esteemed climate scientist and researcher shares inside thoughts on the future of climate change and international negotiations.
Jaime Lerner – Highly awarded former mayor of Curitiba Brazil and former governor of Parana State shares his insights on coupling liveable cities with economic growth.
Dr. Michael Braungart – co-author of Cradle-to-Cradle talks one-to-one with us about new industry opportunities and how businesses can aspire to do better. Hint: “green” has nothing to do with it.
David Holmgren – Co-founder of Permaculture, author, and sustainability theorist discusses Future Scenarios in a world of climate change and resource depletion.
Gunter Pauli– Entrepreneur, business visionary, and author walks us through his vision for a Blue Economy — a complete rethink on the way we do business, and the notion of “going green”.
Maria Atkinson – We sit down with the Head of Sustainability for Lend Lease and get the lowdown on keeping competitive, cleantech investments, the future of green buildings, and the Common Carbon Metric.
Prof. Paul Teng – Food security is a critical issue across Asia Pacific, but what can small island states like Singapore do about it? Academic, food security expert, and fish farmer Prof. Teng shares his insight.
Jane Henley – The CEO of the World Green Building Council talks about the successes, challenges, milestones, and the future of the industry.
Phillip Mills and Geoff Ross – Legendary entrepreneurs of Les Mills and 42Below Vodka fame advocate a cleantech development strategy to boost economic opportunity.
Dr. Ron Coleman – GDP is a pretty lousy measurement. We explore the alternative, Genuine Progress Index, proposed by this internationally renowned academic and trendspotter.
Jack Sim – This businessman turned social entrepreneurand Ashoka Scholar set out to raise awareness of sanitation and health issues. Setting up the World Toilet Organisation (or WTO), he helped rally governments, NGOs, and corporations to a unified cause: improving health and environment for people in developing nations.
Stuart Smith – CEO and polymath leads us through the importance of involving stakeholders to help drive better project outcomes.
Profs. Robert and Brenda Vale – Two internationally renowned architects and experts on green building tackle the truths and dispel myths on environmental footprinting.
Singh Intrachooto – What is the key to making good products? Focusing on the process, and not just the outcome. Learn some vital secrets of design with this highly awarded architect and product visionary.
Naoki Shimoni – Burnt-out in his job, Naoki changed his life around, and with it many rural communities in Japan. Originating the concept “Half Farmer/Half X”, he helped kick off a movement encouraging many people to find a new and meaningful path in their lives and career.
Ivy Singh – Former President of Netball Singapore, property developer, and entrepreneur dishes dirt on dealing with politics, being gutsy, and starting a new career in “retirement:” going back to the land.
[stay tuned as this list is updated as new content comes online]
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