Julia May

As a foreign correspondent-turned social impact strategist Julia May knows the power of storytelling and influence to change the way we live, lead and see the world. She’s passionate about supporting a new breed of leader into the world, using visibility as an enabler of accelerated, positive systemic change. She gets behind change-makers and movement-makers … Continued

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson believes that we can all influence global systems change by leading where we are. An award-winning visibility expert, social impact strategist and mindful leadership facilitator, she has mentored executives and change-makers globally over more than two decades, to enable future-focused leaders to connect with their purpose then ripple that into global impact. She … Continued

Tuula Honkanen

For 26 years, Tuula Honkanen has been the CEO of Salpakierto Ltd (formely known as Päijät-Häme Waste Management Ltd, PHJ). The municipalities in Lahti region incorporated PHJ in 1993 and Tuula was the first CEO in the company. Together with her employees and the people in the municipalities, she both planned the new waste strategy … Continued

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is the president of the Jonathan Rose Companies. He develops green mixed use, mixed income housing, to create models of communities of opportunity. As developer, they have been leaders in creating models of green building, place making, design excellence, and mixing incomes. Currently, they are developing Sendero Verde, North America’s largest passive house … Continued

Cielo María Holguín Ramírez

Cielo is a community leader of the Moravia neighbourhood in Medellín and co-founder of the Urban Oasis Foundation. She is driving change in the neighbourhood and in the city by helping to generate spaces for meetings and conversation between leaders of the neighbourhood. Cielo is focused on learning about social urbanism because its principles are … Continued

Jacqueline O’Donovan

Jacqueline O’Donovan OBE is recognised as an innovator and a leading force as one of the most influential trailblazers in the waste, logistics, transport, and construction industries. Having run a multi-award winning waste management business Jacqui passionately advocates for sustainability, diversity, health and safety, championing improved standards and environmental excellence. A well-known international speaker and … Continued

Lykke Leonardsen

Lykke Leonardsen is an expert in water management and climate change with C40. This draws on many years of experience within urban development, climate action, and resilience to share, informing international relations around climate and adaptation. Copenhagen is a world leader in these fields, and Lykke helps the city share this knowledge with other cities … Continued

Helmo Pape

Being a Derivatives Trader in the financial crisis 2008, Helmo’s liberal worldview of “give much, get much” collapsed. Having his mind changed profoundly, Helmo is deeply convinced that humans cannot be bought or sold nor can their workforce (!) without their will. Change forms a new thinking from hard hitting banker to Basic Income Activist. … Continued

Ella Shone

Ella is passionate about the reduction of waste and helping to build a resourceful society. She sees waste as a design flaw in our systems that is ruining our planet, polluting our oceans and waterways, using up precious resources, and causing health issues – so she decided to do something against it. Wanting to make … Continued

Anni Sinnemäki

As the first female Deputy Mayor responsible for city planning, traffic system, and real estate, Anni Sinnemäki works to make a difference in building a cohesive and sustainable city every day. She strongly emphasizes combining land use planning and traffic planning: This includes replacing motorways with city boulevards, making Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035, investing … Continued