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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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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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2050: Damilola Ogunbiyi – The Robin Hood of Energy

2050: Damilola Ogunbiyi – The Robin Hood of Energy

What is your job?  CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL); Co-Chair, UN-Energy. I develop global efforts to close energy access gaps by showing that a just

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2050: Nada Majdalani – The Peacemaker

2050: Nada Majdalani – The Peacemaker

What is your job?  Co-director, Ecopeace Palestine since 2017. With my peers in Jordan and Israel, we work on trans-boundary and cross border energy and climate security. How are you helping cool the planet through

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2050: Didier Sian – The Forester

2050: Didier Sian – The Forester

What is your job?  Secretary General of the Green Heart Foundation, an NGO, and Head of the Public Procurement Department at the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and at the Ministry of Hydraulics,

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2050: Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – The Metrics Tracker

2050: Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – The Metrics Tracker

What is your job?  I am the Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone. In this role I strive to ensure that our economic development plans address any potential effects of climate change on the residents of

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Keeping the Faith While Job Hunting in the Public Sector

Keeping the Faith While Job Hunting in the Public Sector

“I appreciate you taking the time to apply and interview with us, unfortunately we went with a different candidate that had more relevant experience.”  I have received this email or a version of it almost

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Enrique Martínez Pomar on Moving People to Rural Spain

Enrique Martínez Pomar on Moving People to Rural Spain

Visiting the abandoned stone villages of rural Spain during Christmas 2016 with his youngest son, Enrique Martínez Pomar, recalls his sense of loss and sadness at the emptiness he encountered. Less than 300 km from

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Jill Pay: Britain’s First Female Serjeant at Arms

Jill Pay: Britain’s First Female Serjeant at Arms

Jill Pay broke through a glass ceiling when she became Britain’s first female Serjeant at Arms of the House of Commons in the position’s 607-year-history. “All but one of my predecessors in the role were

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2050: Diego Mesa – The Creative Financier

2050: Diego Mesa – The Creative Financier

What is your job?  Minister of Energy and Mines, Colombia. I am responsible for the design and implementation of Colombia’s energy, petroleum, and mining policy. This includes managing an annual budget of $1.5 billion and

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