Leo is the Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd, now a part of the PwC Group, a Visiting Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford and a Judge for the FT Boldness in Business Awards.
Leo Johnson’s specialization is making business sense of sustainability, identifying environmental and social megatrends and the risks and opportunities for business leaders.
He has hosted a number of programmes for BBC World News, including ‘Down to Business’ helping scale up BBC World Challenges ground-breaking small businesses, and “One Square Mile”.
Leo is co-author, with Dr. Mick Blowfield, of the recent book “Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future” (Oxford University Press, 2013), described by Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at LBS, as “indispensable reading for the next generation of business leaders”.
In Turnaround Challenge Leo looks at the prospects for a next great wave of growth. Three cities of the future emerge as scenarios. The first is Petropolis, the city of mass production and consumption. The second is Cyburbia, sensored and censored. The third is the Distributed City, where post-mass technologies, from micro-production to distributed energy, help to construct a built environment in which we are not just resilient but thrive.
He is the co-Founder of the Prix Pictet – a Prize for Photography around sustainability issues for which Kofi Annan is the Patron.
He is one of the Founders and Directors of Photo London.