Job Title: Strategy advisor and social entrepreneur
David Bent is passionate about playing his part in a generation that puts the world on a sustainable footing. He recently left Forum for the Future, an independent non-profit working globally to solve complex sustainability challenges, after 13 years. His last role was director of sustainable business. He has worked with corporations like Unilever, PepsiCo and Aditya Birla on how they can be more successful by creating a more sustainable future. He was also a member of the executive board, with responsibility for India. Going forward he will be advising, initiating and/or leading institutions that innovate global society so that our social and planetary systems are not overwhelmed – and that people have the capabilities they need to thrive. He has various affiliations, including associate fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.