The Future Stewards partners have made a considerable investment in supporting new leadership and effective systems change in the climate change field.

Global Optimism

Global Optimism was founded by the architects of the Paris Climate Agreement, Christiana Figueres and Tom Carnac. They bring practical insights on the behaviours, mindsets and leadership required to build coalitions, and a dynamic network of global leaders who know and trust their skills.

We Mean Business

We Mean Business catalyses influential businesses to transition to a low-carbon economy. It fosters collaboration between traditional competitors and brings experience of convening diverse stakeholders from across a sector.

Leaders' Quest

Leaders’ Quest develops effective, compassionate leaders for fast-changing, disrupted environments. Clients range from multinationals to non-profits, governments and systemic initiatives.

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.

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 role of business, values and culture change.


Nicole Ng

Chief of Staff to Lindsay Levin

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.

Simon Hampel


Simon works with global organisations to help catalyse the transformational change required to meet today’s challenges.


Tom Carnac


Tom plays a key role in our systems change work, bringing 20 years' experience of working at the intersections of international diplomacy, policy and climate change across sectors.