Sally Uren

Chief Executive Officer for Forum of the Future, Board Trustee for the Galapgos Conservation Trust & Board Member for Travalyst

  • Founder & Director of Environmental Management & Sustainability for Casella Stranger
  • Appointed OBE for Services to Sustainability
  • Advisory Board Member of Kimberly Clark, Kingfisher and Burberry
  • Judge for the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development
  • Named as one of the 100 UK Leading Environmentalists by Forbes

When Sally Uren is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

System Change
Mainstreaming Sustainability in Business
Sustainable Business Models
Sustainable Retail
Sustainable Brands
Sustainable Food & Agriculture

A catalyst for transformational change, Sally Uren is passionate about tackling key environmental issues and accelerating the development of a more sustainable future. Currently the CEO of Forum for the Future, Sally helps the company to deliver their mission of a sustainable future by working with key global organisations, foundations and stakeholders to address the complexity of sustainability. Now booked as a sustainability speaker, Sally is a favourite to speak on system change, sustainable practices and mainstreaming sustainability.

After working as the Deputy CEO, Sally was appointed as CEO of Forum for the Future in 2013. Since her appointment, Sally has driven the mission to address challenges of sustainability across food, shipping, energy and clothing. She is also involved in several key sustainability projects, including Cotton 2040 and Growing Our Future. Having helped to define Net Positive, Sally is also leading the development of the School of System Change with whom she is helping to create more passionate people driven to make environmental change. She was also appointed OBE during the 2017 New Years Honours, commended for her Services to Sustainability.

Before joining the Forum for the Future, Sally founded Casella Stranger, a sustainability consultancy group. Here she nurtured her love for sustainability and being environmentally friendly, a passion that originally started at university when she helped to clear the Manchester Canal and graduated with a PhD in Environmental Science. Sally has also contributed as an Advisory Board Member for Kingfisher, Kimberly Clark and Burberry and also judged the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. Until 2022, Sally was the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Travalyst, initiated by the Duke of Sussex to promote sustainable travel. As such, she’s worked closely with British Airways’ parent company IAG in addition to other travel suppliers, for several years.

Now booked as a sustainability speaker for corporate events, Sally is hired to speak on mainstreaming sustainability, sustainability in various sectors and system change. With a passion to inspire and equip people to deliver systematic change, Sally is seen speaking at conferences up and down the country to share her passions. A zealous advocate for creating a regenerative future, when looking for a sustainability speaker perfect to speak at corporate events, Sally Uren is a great choice.

We recently sat down in an exclusive interview with Dr Sally Uren OBE – hear her insight into corporate sustainability and more!

Official Testimonials

Sally Uren is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Sally’s talk was really fantastic – she was very thoughtful in how she structured her presentation, bringing in examples that were relevant to our sector and our people. She didn’t shy away from the hard-hitting facts, which is exactly what we wanted, but she also brought in the message around the action. There has been a really nice impact following her talk – numerous people have reached out to me, wanting to watch the talk again, asking for more information, wanting further tips on how they can actively make changes in their own lives, and commenting on how Sally’s talk has made them take a deeper look at their impact on the environment. Of course, from a business perspective, it was galvanising for our senior leaders and was a clear demonstration of the direction and commitment that we are taking as an organisation”

Clare, Boston Scientific

To enquire about Sally Uren for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0207 1010 553.