The invitation

Join us to scale solutions for climate change and a new economic mainstream that integrates business success and economic development with the regeneration of people, societies and nature.

We convene senior leaders from business, agriculture, finance and investment to collaborate with experts and policy makers to meet our urgent challenges and opportunities.


The UN’s Paris Climate Treaty became a force in part because policy makers partnered with future-oriented economy leaders. Also this year, COP needs a bold and inspiring economic presence to advance concrete solutions.

Solutions events before & during COP27 in Egypt

Learn more about this series of events below


The Future Economy Forum’s co-convenors reflect the rich diversity
of its program contributors and their concrete solutions

Helmy Abouleish

CEO of Egypt’s Sekem, which literally turned a desert into an oasis of regenerative farming, climate-neutral business, integral education and culture.

Walter Link

CEO, Future Economy Forum and NOW Partners who as co-owner of Euro-Asian industrial group B.Grimm, co-founded the first sustainable business alliances in the Americas and Europe.

Shiva Dustdar

Director and EIBI head at the European Investment Bank, the EU Bank on Climate and Development. Ex-JP Morgan Emerging Market investment banker.

Marcello Palazzi

Serial business entrepreneur, co-founder of Europe’s B Corp movement, B for Good Leaders and NOW Partners

Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir

First private sector COP High Level Climate Action Champion, co-founder of TriCiclos company and Sistema B business alliance.

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne

President of Sarvodaya supporting thousands of villages across Sri Lanka with socio-economic development, education, health and emergency services

Riccardo Bellini

CEO of global fashion brand Chloe, a purpose-driven, certified Benefit Corp, that leads the industry by example towards social and environmental responsibility.

Jeroo Billimoria

Co-founded Catalyst 2030 with thousands of social entrepreneurs to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Peter Blom

Ex-CEO of Triodos, Europe’s leading sustainability bank, co-founder of Global Alliance for Banking on Values of ESG banks in 44 countries.

Pedro Paulo Diniz

Ex-partner of Pão de Açúcar Brazil’s major retail chain, pioneered large scale organic farming of major crops and animals under the Toca and Rizoma Agro brands.

Merijn Dols

Danone’s Global Director of Open Innovation and Circular Economy, an expert in regenerative agriculture, food systems and the future economy.

Volkert Engelsmann

CEO of Eosta, a global organic produce enterprise, using advanced sustainability practices, true cost accounting and source transparency.  

Kirstin Engwig 

Leads WIN, a global network of women leaders in business and beyond who demonstrate the positive impact of true diversity and female leadership qualities.

Marilou van Golstein Brouwers

Pioneer in ESG, Impact, Values Banking, Micro-Finance and business innovation, formerly Triodos Investment Management.

Maja Groff

International lawyer, leader of the Climate Governance Commission, co-leader of the international AntiCorruption Court campaign and other global initiatives

Fritz Lietsch

Publisher of Forum fuer Nachhaltigkeit, Germany’s leading sustainable business media group and regenerative business movement builder.

Hunter Lovins

Entrepreneur, rancher, corporate advisor, MBA program founder & faculty, co-author of Natural Capitalism and 15 other future economy books

Karen Mapusua

President of IFOAM, the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements with 800 affiliates in 117 countries.

Helio Mattar

Founded Instituto Akatu after being General Electric Brazil’s CEO and Secretary of Production in the highly respected Cardoso government.

Robert Metzke

Royal Philips’ Global Head of ESG and Strategy, ex-Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy. WEF’s Global Future Council. Digital Health Multistakeholder Coalition with UN.

Christian von Reventlow

Deutsche Telecom’s ex-Chief Product & Innovation Officer and international CEO and board member of various other companies.

Fabio Sakamoto

Co-founder, Rizoma Agro, leader in Brazil’s next generation, large scale regenerative agriculture, empowered by research, technology and financial engineering.

Pape Samb

Leads social entrepreneurship network Ashoka Africa and co-founded Impact!Africa to finance and otherwise empower youth and women entrepreneurs across Africa.

Laura Santucci

Chief of staff of New York’s mayor, the Obama White House political operations and the UN World Food Program.

Channa de Silva

Chair of Sarvodaya’s microfinance bank for rural economic development, former head of Sri Lanka’s foreign investment office and Colombo’s stock exchange.