Martin Wright

chair, Positive News; writer and advisor on environment and sustainability

Martin has three decades of experience as a writer, editor, adviser and speaker on environmental solutions and sustainable futures. Martin is an award-winning journalist and photographer, with work in a range of publications including the Guardian, The Times, New Scientist, Newsweek and the Times of India. He has interviewed business and political leaders, including Paul Polman (CEO, Unilever), Terry Leahy (CEO, Tesco) and former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, among others. He has broadcast on major radio and TV networks, including the BBC, Sky, Al Jazeera and independent television.

Martin was editor in chief of Green Futures (now The Futures Centre) and editor at Tomorrow Magazine. He is now chair of Positive News, the new media initiative dedicated to uncovering and reporting on progress and possibility, rather than doom and gloom.

His awards include Science and Environment Journalist of the Year, the Global Green Future Leadership Award (unrelated to the magazine), and Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Highly Commended). Martin sits on a number of advisory boards and judging and assessment panels for a number of prestigious organisations, continues to advise and assess businesses and organisations on sustainability issues and projects, and is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Senior Affiliate of Forum for the Future and a Futerra Associate.