Sara Parkin OBE

Sara Parkin is a Founder-Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future, an organisation with the mission to promote sustainable development. Her primary focus is in developing the capacity of individuals to embed sustainability in leadership. Other areas of particular interest include innovation in organisational governance and the economy, as a key interest in achieving social and environmental justice. Following a dynamic career in politics, in which she spent time as the Chair of the Green Party of England and Wales, her current work focuses on integrating sustainability into industry and professions as well as on promoting sustainability education and leadership. She has published numerous works on sustainability and Green Politics. She is currently an advisor to the Population and Sustainability Network, a companion of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Energy, the Chair of the Richard Sandbrook Trust and a Trustee of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment. Sara previously sat on the boards of the Natural Environmental Research Agency, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Environment Agency for England and Wales and was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to education and sustainable development

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