Co-Founder Of Forum For The Future, Sir Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator that specialises in sustainable development. Furthermore, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings.
A well known and highly regarded individual, Sir Jonathon has an impressive resume to boast. Having formerly been the Director of Friends of the Earth from 1984 to 1990, co-chair of the Green Party during the 1980’s, chairman of UNED-UK, chairman of Sustainability South West, and the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development. Moreover, he was also a Trustee of WWF UK and a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency from 1999 to 2008.
Sir Jonathon established Forum for the Future in 1996, and has since gone on to become the UK’s leading sustainable development charity. Employing over 70 staff and has over 100 partner organisations including some of the world’s leading companies.
Furthermore, Jonathon has experience in the media, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio programmes to share his intellect and insight on the environment. He has been involved in programmes such as The Science Show on ABC, Schumacher’s Big Society on BBC Radio 4, and the BBC’s Shared Planet with Monty Don.
A passionate environmentalist, Jonathan has spent many years researching and understanding the world around us, and thus has become a highly regarded expert on the matter of sustainability. As a result, he has featured at talks all around the globe, including TED Talks. During his engaging presentations, Jonathan often discussed subjects that revolves around the evolution of green politics, sustainability for all, climate change, carbon reporting and sustainable energy, to name a few.
In 2000, Jonathon received a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours for services to environmental protection. He is also a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as a Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.
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When at corporate events, Jonathan is known to cover the following topics:
- Environment & Sustainability
- Environmental Protection
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- Overcoming Adversity