Leo Johnson

BBC Radio 4, PWC’s Head Of Disruption & FutureProofing

An inspirational and innovative speaker that is the expert in making sense of sustainability, Leo Johnson is one of the most sought and demanded speakers in the technology and innovation sector. Renowned for his ability pinpoint the trends ranging from climate change to increased regulation and threats to corporate reputation, Leo goes far beyond just outlining his views as he also lays out both the risks and the opportunities for business and finance. Famed for his expertise on ‘futureproofing’, an area he has global acclaim in, Leo is co-founder of Sustainable Finance, advisor to over 50 global banks and businesses and now part of PWC, leading their disruption practice.

He also co-presents the Radio 4 series FutureProofing, exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society. Leo is the author of Beyond Risk and winner of the IFC Corporate Award for his work with the financial sector. A hugely respected Fellow at Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise, Leo Johnson is often called upon to deliver lectures at the LSE and the Cambridge Programme for Industry.

Johnson’s presentations address the questions no forward-looking company can afford to ignore. What is sustainability? Is it just hype or does it seriously affect your business? What’s going on when activists collect in the lobbies of investment banks, and consumers re-think their preferences? Not only does Leo Johnson set the scene, he is also effectively helps win management buy-in to push through the changes necessary to pursue the next major source of economic growth.

A hugely sought after keynote speaker that is available to hire for events, conferences and functions through the Champions Speakers agency, Leo Johnson has also moderated international conferences with the likes of Kofi Annan, hosted the FT Sustainable Banking Awards and helped launch the Carbon Disclosure Project in Geneva. A regular presenter on BBC World that has significantly grown his recognisability and popularity, Leo has also worked as a commentator on CNBC and frequently contributed to The Wall Street Journal, FT and Spectator.

Most certainly an expert in his field that has a proven track record for correctly identifying trends and then helping businesses and institutions to lay foundations in order to effectively combat them, the King of Futureproofing and sustainability genius, Leo Johnson is available to hire as a speaker through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Leo Johnson as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.