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Using Brand Power to Activate Young Voters

Using Brand Power to Activate Young Voters

Campaigns for social change and consumer brands are often reluctant bedfellows but Jo Hobbs and Maddie Smith are big believers in corporate matchmaking. Hobbs is chief executive of the British Youth Council (BYC), while Smith

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Courtney Fung is #DrivingChangeinGov

Courtney Fung is #DrivingChangeinGov

An Environmental Quality Analyst with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Courtney Fung works on hazardous waste sites to clean them up so they are usable or at least so they present

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Escalators Made the Difference to Medellin’s Comuna 13

Escalators Made the Difference to Medellin’s Comuna 13

Once known as one of the most dangerous places on the planet, Medellín’s Comuna 13 is now one of the city’s major tourist attractions. Its transformation illustrates the power of good public policy combined with

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2050: R. Krishna Mohan – The Roof Cooler

2050: R. Krishna Mohan – The Roof Cooler

What is your job?  Chief Resilience Officer, Chennai, since July 2017. I lead The Chennai Resilience Office and the development of the city’s Resilience Strategy, which we launched in June 2019. Day-to-day, I facilitate collaboration

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2050: Le Vu Hoang Trang – The Paper Slayer

2050: Le Vu Hoang Trang – The Paper Slayer

What is your job?  I am the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Official in Da Nang City, Vietnam. My main responsibilities are coordinating international cooperation projects and guiding climate change policymaking. As such, I facilitate

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Nicola Forster Thinks We Need a New Kind of Democracy

Nicola Forster Thinks We Need a New Kind of Democracy

“I really believe in experiments,” says Nicola Forster, a 37-year-old Swiss social entrepreneur. Society is changing so fast and there are no obvious solutions to many of the problems we face today. “The only way

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20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

As the world races to rein in carbon emissions by the globally agreed climate change tipping point of 2050, many in government are helping curb fossil fuel use by more than their fair share. Who

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Brenda Darden Wilkerson Is Diversifying STEM Professions

Brenda Darden Wilkerson Is Diversifying STEM Professions

Today’s stereotypical coder or computer scientist is white and male. While women make up 47% of the workforce, they only hold around one quarter of jobs in tech. In artificial intelligence, one in five professionals

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2050: Arron Wood – The Renewables Weaver

2050: Arron Wood – The Renewables Weaver

What is your job?  Director of External Affairs at The Clean Energy Council. It is, quite possibly, the best job in the world. I lead national policy and advocacy to accelerate the renewable energy transition

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Marta Messa Votes with Her Fork

Marta Messa Votes with Her Fork

Food is fuel, they say. But it is also cultural, economic, and increasingly political. The Slow Food movement began more than 30 years ago in Rome with protests against the construction of a MacDonald’s near

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