Solitaire Townsend is passionate about making sustainability desirable. She co-founded the change agency Futerra to leverage the logic of sustainability and the magic of communications. Townsend was named Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, is Chair of the Green Energy Scheme, and member of both Telefónica and Danone Group sustainability advisory boards. She was also a founding member of the United Nations Taskforce on Sustainable Lifestyles. Before co-founding Futerra in 2001, Townsend worked as a sustainability advisor for BT, the United Nations, and the BBC. Today she is obsessed with ways to delight customers with sustainability benefits.
BSR is a sustainable business network and consultancy focused on creating a world in which all people can thrive on a healthy planet. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR provides its 300+ member companies with insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help them see a changing world more clearly, create long-term value, and scale impact.