Mark Stevenson

Chief Impact Officer & Co Founder, Cur8

Creating the Future favourite and ‘Reluctant Futurist’ Mark Stevenson is a strategic advisor to governments, NGOs and corporates, helping them face the grand systems challenges of our time and understand their (changed) role in meeting them, or dying gracefully if they need to. His many roles include being ambassador for environmental law firm Client Earth and special advisor to the Ministry of Defence on National Security & Climate Change. He helps organisations change the way they feel, think, invest and operate in order to answer the intertwined questions the future is asking us – on climate change, inequality, the retreat of democracy and the failures of the markets to price risk properly (to name just four). This year he’s at CTF as Chief Impact Officer and co-founder of the Carbon Removal business CUR8 (recently funded by Google Ventures) to explain what ’net-zero’ *really* means. When he’s not doing that he’s writing plays, playing needlessly complex progressive rock music with his band Quantum Pig, or podcasting with his famous comedy chum Jon Richardson and fellow ‘Futurenaut’ Ed Gillespie. He has ADHD.