Leo Johnson is an global business trends expert, broadcaster and speaker. He co-presents BBC Radio 4’s flagship series FutureProofing, and sifting through the noise of exponential technology to tell us what is actually going to affect us and what is simply hype. His key topic is Future Proofing, pinpointing the megatrends shaping both risk and opportunity for global business.
About Leo Johnson
Leo Johnson has expertise that spans revolutions in energy and transport to predictive policing and an end to language barriers. He is also a Visiting Business Fellow at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment. A judge for the FT Boldness in Business Awards, Leo is the co-author of ‘Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future.’
Leo Johnson graduated from Oxford University and then went on to complete a masters in environmental and resource economics at UCL.
He is currently the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance at Price Waterhouse Cooper. He explores the big ideas which will shape business and society in the years to come. Furthermore, he also considers how the world might respond.
As the co-founder of Sustainable Finance, he specialises in mapping out unexploded volcanoes. Charting the collisions of megatrends that are going to create seismic disruption. Earlier in his career, Johnson joined the World Bank as a Resource Economist before co-founding the boutique advisory firm Sustainable Finance, since acquired by PwC Group.
The co presenter of the BBC Radio 4’s flagship series FutureProofing, Leo explores the big ideas and innovations reshaping business and society, the future and changes in our identities.
Alongside speeches ranging from Campus Party to TEDx, Leo has commented and written guest columns for the ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Evening Standard’, ‘FT’ and ‘Huffington Post’. He is the co-Founder of the Prix Pictet—a Prize for Photography around sustainability issues for which Kofi Annan is the Patron.