Head of Disruption & Innovation, PwC United Kingdom
Leo Johnson leads PwC's Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing”, exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society. Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group.
The only Johnson brother not to have gone into politics, he is the co-author of “Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.
While Johnson’s family is rooted in politics, he decided to pursue a different career path, graduating from Oxford University and then completing a masters in environmental and resource economics at UCL. .
Johnson is the author of Beyond Risk, co-author of Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of Future, and winner of the IFC Corporate Award for his work with the financial sector. As well as being a Fellow at Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise, he lectures at the LSE and the Cambridge Programme for Industry.
He will be discussing his key topic of futureproofing and bringing it into sharp focus. Johnson will also be pinpointing trends, from climate change to increased regulation and threats to corporate reputation, discussing both the risks and the opportunities for business and finance.
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