With this year bringing a New Horizon for Fine & Country, the premium estate agency brand has announced that the headline keynote speaker at their Annual Conference on 11 March 2022, will be Leo Johnson. Leo is currently the co-presenter of the Radio4 series FutureProofing, a show that explores the big ideas and innovations reshaping business and society.
While Leo’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. In addition to his co-presenter role at Radio4, Leo is currently the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, adviser to over 50 global banks and businesses. He 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. He is a Fellow at Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise, and lectures at the LSE and the Cambridge Programme for Industry.
With the same flair for language as his brother, Leo will be discussing his key topic of futureproofing and bringing it into sharp focus. He will be pinpointing trends, from climate change to increased regulation and threats to corporate reputation and then laying out both the risks and the opportunities for business and finance.
“We are genuinely delighted to have Leo Johnson as our headline speaker at the Fine & Country conference this year. He has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability, which is something we as a brand are very passionate about,” says Simon Leadbetter, Global CEO of Fine & Country. “Combined with Leo's background as an economist in the sustainability space, we look forward to his contribution to a day of thought-provoking content, demonstrating how you can grow market share and increase revenue whilst remaining informed and responsible. It will be interesting to hear what he has to share with regard to futureproofing our business and bringing into light the key areas that we should be focusing on to make our business more sustainable. He promises to be an engaging and insightful speaker at our 2022 conference in March.”