Professor Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London (UCL). A leading global thinker on prosperity Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits. Her work crosses disciplines, from social science to the arts to business innovation and she applies these different perspectives to inform research and policy at all levels.
In 2016 Professor Moore was made Dame Commander for the British Empire for contribution to social sciences, services to business, policy and the arts.
Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute
Manjula started her career in M&A at Shell Australia, where faced with data indicating where the world was going to be by 2050, she was compelled to pursue a career in social problem-solving in the not for profit sector. From 2006 - 2015 she advised NGOs such as Oxfam and Amnesty International and was Head of Philanthropy for Habitat for Humanity with an international portfolio of corporates, impact investors, governments and foundations. She was also special advisor to the UN’s Global Partnerships Forum in New York for the MDG and SDG agenda. Manjula founded World Wide Generation in 2016, the G17Eco Platform in 2017 to accelerate the financing and delivery of the SDGs by 2030. By 2018 Manjula was appointed to the City of London’s Global Steering Committee for Sustainable Finance and The Green Finance Task Force, and was invited by No10 Downing Street to pitch her sustainable fintech strategy to the UK Prime Minister and the Cabinet. At the 2018 UN General Assembly, Britain’s PM Theresa May, announced WWG as the Technology Partner to the global Sustainable Development Capital Initiative which aims to unify the world with technology market infrastructure to unlock sustainable finance, solutions and data at scale. Manjula was selected for Innovate Finance’s “Women In FinTech Powerlist 2018”. She won the UKBAA’s “Best Led Female Investment award of the year”, was voted “100 of the Most Influential Women in Blockchain” and selected on Fairforce’s independent “100 Green Board Member” list in 2020. The G17Eco Platform went live in July 2020 and is being scaled globally. Manjula was selected to feature in a historical book to commemorate Britain's First Prime Minister, The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales and the future leaders of Britain. Her work with World Wide Generation was showcased for its innovation and identified as ‘trend-setter’ across industry. www.worldwidegeneration.co
Professor Chukwumerijie Okereke
Director of Center for Climate and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Nigeria
Ian Thomson is Director of Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business. He is also Convenor of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.
Professor Ian Thomson is also a part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, engineers, philosophers, linguists, economists, artists, writers, lawyers, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.