Futurist, author and extinction rebel Ed Gillespie is the first to join New Times, New Ways conversation.
Born in Norfolk and trained as a marine biologist, Ed has worked all over the world, from Jamaica to New Caledonia. Most recently, he has been advising Extinction Rebellion, the international movement protesting against climate crisis, biodiversity loss, the risk of human extinction and eco collapse.
Co-founder of Futerra, a change company led and (in majority) owned by women, dedicated to normalizing the conversation on sustainable development. Author of Only Planet, a modernesque, almost jules-verne-fable of a flight-free adventure around the world which opened our minds to the philosophy of sustainable travel before it was fashionable.
Gillespie’s core talent is to take the complex, interconnected, interdependent nature of the many urgent challenges the world faces, from climate change to disruptive competition, and make them permeable and friendly for non-specialist audiences. He often works at C-suite level and helps Corporate Boards understand their role in ‘self-disruption’ and innovation.
He is a credible and experienced voice on numerous future-focused issues: from ‘Big Data’, future of work and the impact of AI, robots and technology, to how climate action must be reframed as a seismic opportunity not just catastrophic threat. A regular media contributor from the BBC to the Guardian, Gillespie is a sought after speaker and host. Since 2001, he has presented all over the world, from Hong Kong to Bratislava, from Korea to Auckland.
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