Leaders' Quest and our Future Stewards partners have made a considerable investment in developing and organising our collective capacity to support new leadership and effective systems change in the climate change field.

Partner organisations

International Futures Forum

International Futures Forum is a community of learning and practice with 15 years’ experience helping governments, communities and businesses develop their capacity for transformative action.

We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organisations working with thousands influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognise that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.

Mission 2020

Under the leadership of Christiana Figueres, Mission 2020 is a new type of collaborative venture bringing together institutions, governments, the private sector, thought leaders and civil society to achieve the peaking of global emissions by 2020.

Future Stewards

Andrew Higham

Future Stewards Founding Member

Andrew is CEO of Mission 2020. He was in charge, within the UNFCCC, of drafting and delivering the Paris Agreement, and has crafted UNFCCC’s substantive strategy since 2011.

Bill Sharpe


Bill Sharpe is an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society, and is author of Economies of Life: patterns of health and wealth.

Christiana Figueres

Future Stewards Founding Member

Christiana is the Convenor of Mission 2020 and a world authority on global climate change. She was the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010–2016.

Darya Shaikh


Darya, based in New York, joined LQ in 2014. She spent the previous decade with the multi-national PeaceWorks Foundation and OneVoice Movement, serving as its first Executive Director and COO.

Lindsay Levin

Founding Partner

Lindsay founded LQ in 2001 to connect leaders from all walks of life to explore solutions to big issues. She works with CEOs and their teams on the purpose of business, values and culture change.

Nicole Ng

Producer, Future Stewards

Prior to joining LQ as Producer for Future Stewards, Nicole worked for a number of NGOs in line with her mission to drive social change.

Nigel Topping

Future Stewards Founding Member

Nigel is CEO of We Mean Business, a sustainable business advocacy group working on climate change with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses.