Jonathon Porritt CBE

Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on environmental protection and sustainable development. He is a co-founder of Forum for the Future, which helps companies to understand and promote sustainable development. He is also co-director of The Prince of Wales’ Business and Environment Programme, non-executive director of Wessex Water and a trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. He supports the work of a number of non-governmental organisations as patron, chair or special adviser. A founding member of the UK Ecology Party (now the Green Party), Jonathon acted as co-chair from 1980 until 1983. He has previously worked as director of Friends of the Earth, chairman of UNEP-UK (now the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future) and chairman of the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development. Beginning in 2000, he stood as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission for nine years, during which time he provided high-level advice to government ministers. Jonathon has published numerous books, including ‘Capitalism as if the world matters’, and ‘Living within our means’. In 2000 he received a CBE for his services to environmental protection.