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Solitaire Townsend

Solitaire Townsend

Co-founder, Futerra
Solitaire has been trying to make the world a better place for nearly 30 years. As co-founder of the change agency Futerra, which uses the logic of sustainability strategy and magic of creativity for positive change. She advises governments, charities and brands like Danone, Lancôme and Vodafone. With 70 Futerrans now working in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place was a pretty good business plan. You can watch her TEDx talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more often as @GreenSolitaire. She was once even profiled in Harper’s Bazaar; but they didn’t let her keep the clothes. Solitaire was named ‘Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London Leader for Sustainability. Her new book The Happy Hero is published October 2017 by Unbound.

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