Co-fundador y Director de Forum for the Future

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 80 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, and is doing more and more work in India, Singapore and New Zealand.

For 25 years, the Forum has been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift toward a sustainable future.

In addition, Jonathon is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers, a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.

He was formerly co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83), of which he is still a member, Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90), a Trustee of WWF-UK (1991-2005), and a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008). He stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009, after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.

His books include Capitalism As If The World Matters and The World We Made, offering a positive vision of how we get to be living in a fair and sustainable world in 2050. His latest book, Hope in Hell, a powerful ‘call to action’ on the Climate Emergency, was published in June 2020, and an updated paperback edition in August 2021.

Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.