Maven, Sustainability

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie is a British environmental entrepreneur, speaker, futurist, and author. His focus is on sustainability and innovation.

In 2001, he co-founded Futerra Sustainability Communications. In 2007/8, he traveled around the world without flying about which he wrote his book ‘Only Planet – A flight-free adventure around the world’.


Gillespie co-presents The Great Humbling podcast with Dark Mountain co-founder Dougald Hine. Gillespie also co-presents Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts – How to survive the Apocalypse with his fellow futurist Mark Stevenson and ‘Britain’s 3rd most loved comedian’ Jon Richardson.

Gillespie is regularly invited to lecture around the world to audiences, including the UN, national governments, multinationals and campaigning organisations.



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