Sophie Howe 

First Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Described by The Guardian as ‘the World’s First Minister for the Unborn’ for the last seven years Sophie Howe was the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, the only role of its kind in the world. She held the Government to account on how their decisions affect future generations, securing policy transformation on climate, education and social justice and influencing other countries to follow suit including advising on governance for future generations at UN level. Named at number 5 in the BBC Women’s Power List and as leading a Welsh plot to save the world, she is one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers, a Global Ambassador for the Wellbeing Economic Alliance and Anticipatory Governance Adviser with the School of International Futures. Known for a being a straight talking and inspirational advocate for those yet to be born, she is working globally to inspire other countries to adopt future generations legislation and support policy makers, progressive corporates and NGOs to help them to develop sustainability and wellbeing strategies based on future generations thinking.