What does the future hold for us? At a time when we see unprecedented levels of social disquiet, environmental concern, and levelling economic activity, it’s easy to imagine a world in decline; but with demographic expansion, mass urbanisation, and technological advancement, the likes of which we’ve never seen in our history, there’s reason for significant hope. Matt will explore some of the most significant megatrends reshaping the world we live in, and discuss how these could influence how we work and live.
Dr Matthew Bell – Bio
Matt spends much of his time pondering the future.
As EY’s Asia Pacific Leader of Climate Change and Sustainability his team of over 500 specialists support governments, corporate leaders and not-for-profits to determine how the major environmental, social and economic megatrends are reshaping our economies. With over 20 years of experience across research, UK and EU climate policy, and now consulting, he brings critical thinking and a scientific approach to supporting business on their sustainability and innovation agendas. He is a published doctoral-level scientist, and is on the Board of the Carbon Market Institute, and the advisory board of the University of Western Sydney’s Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation.