Simon Mundy sustainability keynote speaker
Simon Mundy sustainability keynote speaker

Simon Mundy

Author & Journalist on the economics & politics of climate change

Speaker Themes

  • Urgent messages from those at the front line of the climate crisis
  • The economics & politics of climate change
  • How to create a sustainable global economy
  • The role of business in tackling climate change

Travels from

London, UK


Simon Mundy is a leading journalist and author on the economics, politics and business implications of climate change.

He has reported for the Financial Times since 2010, and was recently appointed its Moral Money Editor. Here, he covers the push for a cleaner and more sustainable world economy for the award-winning Moral Money platform and across the wider FT.

In 2021, Simon published Race for Tomorrow: Survival, Innovation and Profit on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis, a book about the global fight to respond to climate change.

Researching this book, Simon Mundyspent nearly two years travelling through 26 countries on 6 continents to tell the stories of the diverse cast of characters locked in this historic struggle – from communities hit by extreme physical shifts, to business leaders grappling with the implications for the world economy.

Simon Mundy started his career in Johannesburg, where he joined the FT to cover Southern Africa. After a stint as a corporate reporter in London, he spent seven years in Asia, heading the FT bureaux in Seoul and then Mumbai.

Simon diverts the bulk of his speaking fees to highly effective charities selected by GiveWell.

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Through unforgettable human stories and and high-quality photography and videography from his research travels, Simon Mundy amplifies the voices of those who are feeling the full force of the climate crisis, and who are seeking ways to combat it.

His pioneering research shows how economics, politics and climate are intricately interwoven – how is China’s green energy push driving a hazardous mining rush in Congo? Can an Israeli fake meat startup make a fortune while helping save the Amazon?

Through his talks, Simon Mundy explores the radical systemic changes humanity needs to make in order to face up to climate change, and the part we can play as businesses and individuals.

Simon Mundy is also an accomplished panelist and moderator.

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