Solitaire Townsend
Solitaire Townsend
Chief Solutionist & Co-Founder
Futerra

Solitaire is a renowned sustainability expert and solutionist. From Google to the United Nations, Ikea to WWF, Solitaire works with the worlds’ most influential organisations to activate social justice and environmental restoration. Over two decades she has led the movement towards solutions, hope and optimism with numerous publications and keynotes at the UN, MIT, Ted and many more. She is Co-founder & Chief Solutionist at Futerra and Trustee of the Solutions Union. She was named “Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2008 and more recently chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, trustee of Ashden, a founder member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London Leader for Sustainability. She holds master’s degrees in both Sustainable Development and Shakespeare. Watch her popular Ted talk, read her Forbes column and enjoy her first book, The Happy Hero: How to Change Your Life by Changing the World, which is available now.