A “renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges”. Kate’s idea of Doughnut Economics has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, and she has presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Her book, Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist was published in 2017 and has been translated into 15 languages. The book promotes regenerative and distributive design for humanity and the rest of nature to thrive.
Dr Saleemul Huq
An expert on links between climate change and sustainable development from the perspective of developing countries. Saleem was lead author of the chapters “Adaptation and Sustainable Development” and “Adaptation and Mitigation” in the third and fourth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His current focus is on supporting Least Developed Countries engage in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh.
Dr Juliet Vickery
Juliet is Head of the International Research Section in the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University. She researches the causes of bird species declines and develops political or practical solutions integrating conservation and human development goals. Her team's research underpins the conservation of threatened sites, species and habitats throughout the world and builds scientific capacity of in-country partner organisations. Juliet is President of the British Trust for Ornithology, a member of the Darwin Initiative Expert Committee and chair of the Policy Committee of the British Ecological Society.
Dr Andrew Norton
An applied anthropologist who works to promote social and environmental justice with a career spanning research and operational roles in academic and development contexts. Andrew has worked extensively on the social dimensions of climate change, poverty, gender and social analysis, social policy and human rights in development practice. He has experience of working in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and is Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
Dr David Nabarro
A medical doctor with over 40 years experience, David has worked in over 50 countries, in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations (UN) programs. He is Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation, Advisor at the Global Commission on Adaptation in Rotterdam, and supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland based social enterprise 4SD.