Stephanie Burrell

Head of Sustainability at Smart DCC, Pioneered the Digital Membership Initiative for the World Economic Forum & Recipient of the Reward & Recognition Award from the Cabinet Office

  • Former Forest Economy Lead at the World Economic Forum
  • Former Global Leadership Fellow and project lead in the Strategic Intelligence team
  • Former Strategic Communications Officer at the Cabinet Office

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

Corporate Sustainability
Net Zero
Nature Positive
Forest Economy
Mass Timber in Real Estate

Stephanie Burrell is a prominent figure in the field of sustainability, currently leading as the Head of Sustainability at Smart DCC. In this role, she orchestrates the implementation of the Responsible Business Framework, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship. Her career trajectory is marked by a distinguished tenure as the Forest Economy Lead at the World Economic Forum, where she championed initiatives to exploit the full ecological, economic, and social potential of forests. This work not only underscored her dedication to nature and climate but also positioned her as a thought leader in accelerating the transition towards sustainable economies. Her educational background, with a first-class BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MA in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar, lays a robust foundation for her expertise in sustainability and leadership.

Stephanie’s philosophy centres on leveraging technology and innovation to cultivate sustainable economies that prioritise nature and climate. This vision was palpable during her tenure at the World Economic Forum, where she pioneered the Digital Membership initiative, a testament to her ability to merge technological innovation with environmental sustainability. Her role at Accenture further amplified her proficiency in using technology for strategic advantage, underscoring her holistic approach to sustainability that integrates digital advancement with ecological consciousness. Stephanie’s diverse experiences, spanning strategic communications at the Cabinet Office to technology consultancy at Accenture, equip her with a unique perspective on driving sustainability in both public and private sectors.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Stephanie’s dedication to social mobility and mentorship shines through. Her involvement with the Youth G20, the Sutton Trust Alumni Committee, and her mentorship of young people from underprivileged backgrounds reflect her commitment to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society. These roles highlight her belief in the power of education and mentorship in enabling social mobility and nurturing the next generation of leaders. Her participation in the Boardroom Apprentice program further illustrates her commitment to diversifying leadership within public and third-sector boards, reinforcing her role as a catalyst for change.

As a keynote speaker on sustainability, Stephanie Burrell brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the table. Her multidimensional career, marked by significant contributions to both the technological and environmental sectors, positions her as an authoritative voice in sustainability. Her holistic approach to sustainability, which encompasses economic, ecological, and social dimensions, coupled with her advocacy for technology and innovation, makes her presentations not only informative but also inspiring. Stephanie’s dedication to mentorship and social mobility adds a layer of depth to her speeches, emphasising the importance of inclusive and sustainable growth. As she continues to lead and inspire, Stephanie Burrell stands as a beacon of hope and innovation in the quest for a more sustainable and equitable world.

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