Ms Solitaire Townsend

Solitaire Townsend, Co-founder, Futerra Sustainability Communications Solitaire Townsend co-founded Futerra, the leading sustainable development communications agency, working with global brands, charities and governments to make sustainable development so desirable it becomes normal. Solitaire advises clients including Danone, Sony, Mondelēz and the United Nations on making green messages great. She provided recent counsel for the London Olympic Games and also works closely with leading Brazilian brands Petrobras and Itaú. Solitaire is passionate (and occasionally argumentative) about the need to make sustainability desirable rather than doom-laden. As she says "selling sustainability isn't like selling a new brand of soap, it's like persuading people to use soap in the first place." Solitaire was named Ethical Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, is Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, and is a London Leader for Sustainability. She speaks regularly on sustainability communications for international media and for Harvard, the Global Reporting Initiative, CEBDS and TEDx. At the Retrofit Summit on 05 December -Solitaire will be chairing a discussion with a panel of customers from both the domestic and non-domestic sectors about what their real needs are and why they're not yet being met - which are then put directly to a panel of industry representatives. To learn more and book your place at the Retrofit Summit, CLICK HERE.

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