Hosts

 

Philippa Forrester

Philippa Forrester

 

Philippa Forrester brought a fresh touch to Tomorrow’s World and went on to her mark on Robot Wars and Time Machine. She also fronted Heaven & Earth, before moving to BBC Bristol.

 

Philippa’s four years with Children’s BBC saw her presenting the popular afternoon links from the Broom Cupboard. She then stepped into The Ozone, interviewing acts from Annie Lennox and Paul McCartney to East 17 and Take That. Other TV credits include The World’s Strongest Man and a strand on extreme sports for This Morning.

 

A keen environmentalist, Philippa is Vice President of the Wildlife Hospital Trust. She produced the film, My Halcyon River, which tells of a year in the life of the river that runs past her window, and the wildlife it hosts.

 

 

 

Leo Johnson

 

Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson makes sense of sustainability. He pinpoints the megatrends  – from  climate change to new social media and the erosion of trust– then lays out the risks and the opportunities for business. He asks the questions no forward-looking company can afford to ignore. What is the model of growth that is future-proofed?  And how are the world’s leading companies making it happen?

“Massive respect to the International Green Awards  winners, a group of leaders who are not just reimagining a better business model, but putting it into action.”

Leo is Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance, advisors to over 50 global businesses – and now a part of the PWC group. He is the Host of  ”Down to Business” , the BBC World documentary series focused on scaling up social enterprises, from Green Gold in the Colombian jungle to self-sustaining schools in rural Paraguay. A regular lecturer for Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Leo is also a Visiting Business Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford. He blogs for the Huffington Post and BBC and has commented and written guest columns for the Financial Times, Evening Standard and Wall Street Journal.

 

Leo Johnson is a Judge for the FT Boldness in Business Awards, and Host and Technical Adviser for the FT Sustainable Finance Awards.  Leo Johnson is Sustainability Adviser and Judge for the Prix Pictet—a Prize for Photography around sustainability issues for which Kofi Annan is the Honorary President. Leo is the author of  “Beyond Risk”, and winner of the IFC Corporate Award for his work with on sustainability in the emerging markets. A graduate of New College, Oxford, Leo has an MBA from INSEAD and an M.Sc. in Resource and Environmental Economics from University College London.


 

 

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