Harald Neidhardt Curator & CEO, Futur/io Institute “We live in times of unprecedented change & opportunity. Together, we can create a new generation of European
Climate Activist & SDG Advocate
Marc Buckley has been involved in Climate Activism for a long time and would love to show you how to run faster than climate change by being an impactful and exponential human being. One of the first to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Speaker he has made getting through the Climate Crisis towards Resilient Desirable Futures his life’s work. As an Official UN SDG Advocate, Official UN Resilient Futurist, Social Innovation, Climate Change Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist, Marc is on a mission to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries.
His aim is to Stop and Reverse Global Warming through global food reform of the entire agriculture, food and beverage industry with impactful projects and moonshot companies. For example, he teaches and speaks worldwide on climate change and food reform. Marc has also taught entrepreneurs how to build and grow resilient, sustainable, and profitable businesses. As renowned climate activist and SDGs advocate Marc Buckley demands from business to set a benchmark in the sustainable growth through sustainable development goals.
As an integral part of the Futur/io Faculty, Marc Buckly curates the sustainability agenda in the Moonshot Thinking Masterclass, where he talks about:
- The first global Moonshot for mankind
- Introducing different views on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- System thinking and circular economy
- Earthshots for resilience & corporate Moonshots
Favourite books, movies
Futur/io faculty ask
What was your first touch with the future?
It started in the ’70s as I was very fortunate to be born into a multicultural family of Global Citizens who were always early adopters, creatives, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. They showed me the future through international air travel when I was just a few months old (I remember when smoking was allowed on flights and everyone wore their finest outfits), rich multicultural family history, deep love for creativity, and critical thinking. The book The Limits to Growth and my father letting me use one of the first computers run with IBM cards then with large spool tape drives at his companies after hours and on weekends to play games.
What’s your personal utopia?
A Symbiotic Earth – Billions of empowered Global Citizens living an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within our planetary boundaries not a utopia but a true resilient desirable future.
This inspired me the most…
my parents, mentors, and friends who empowered me to see the world as it is NOT and imagine the future as is CAN BE while being well versed in the past so not too repeat Humanities same mistakes and use collective learning as an exponential springboard.
Ricardo Mesquita Adjunct Faculty, IE University Futur/io faculty biography Ricardo is an expert on immersive learning and believes there is a growing gap between what
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