Solitaire Townsend is Co-Founder of change agency Futerra. In her Spotlight Talk, Solitaire will explore how to be a solutionist and change-maker in response to COVID-19 and what organisations need to do in order to overcome the challenges and obstacles brought about by the pandemic. Reflecting on companies and individuals she has worked with, Soli will give examples of the best tactics, tricks and strategies of the most effective change makers in business.

Solitaire has been a passionate change-maker for over 30 years. As Co-Founder of Futerra she advises governments, charities and brands including Google, IKEA and the United Nations on imagining a better future, and making it happen. With Futerra offices in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making the world a better place is a damn good business plan. You can watch her TEDx talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more often as @GreenSolitaire.

Solitaire was named ‘Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London Leader for Sustainability.

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Event for: Business professionals and individuals with an interest in Sustainability | Responsible Business | Communications | Environment | Climate Change


  • Solitaire Townsend

    Co-Founder, Futerra

Round Tables

  • Our Green Recovery Festival Spotlight Talks will feature a speaker presentation followed by an audience Q&A. These events do not include roundtables.


  • 14:00 - 14:05
    Welcome and introductions
  • 14:05 - 14:30
    Opening presentation by Solitaire Townsend
  • 14:30 - 14:55
    Audience Q&A
  • 14:55 - 15:00
    Closing remarks

Venue Details

All events during The Green Recovery Festival will be hosted online.

Who's Attending


Guestlist to be confirmed.