Future Stewards

A coalition of partners working together to build a regenerative future - where we meet the needs of all, within the means of the planet.

Future Stewards has partnered with TED on Countdown: a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.

Future Stewards is a Founding Partner of Count Us In: an ambitious campaign, aiming to mobilize 1 billion people to take practical steps to reduce their carbon impact and persuade others to do the same.

Regenerative Pathways is a Future Stewards initiative. Its mission is to support business in becoming more regenerative.

Our story

Future Stewards came together in 2016 after the breakthrough Paris Climate Agreement as a collaboration to help leaders step up to the challenges of our changing world.

Despite incredible progress over the last few decades in many aspects of life, humanity’s current trajectory will not serve in a world of 9+billion people, where we all need to thrive within the means of our planet.

Our aim is to build a network of visionary change-makers to build a regenerative future  – and achieve the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement. We work with people taking bold action on complex problems.

Our partnership brings together the deep experience of three founding organizations along with a network of project partner.

What we do

We draw upon the complementary skills and experience of our partners - to drive bold action in response to problems for people and the planet.

We equip people – as individuals, businesses and communities – with the awareness and tools required to tackle systemic problems. We show them what’s possible with practical examples, scaling what works, and building networks that engage business, society and governments.

Radical collaboration:

Countdown →

Applied knowledge:

LQ tools for transformation →
FS training →


Climate Calendar →
Climate Leadership Now →
Better Future Faster →
Outrage + Optimism:


Global Optimism is a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change. It was founded by the architects of the Paris Climate Agreement, Christiana Figueres and Tom Carnac.

Leaders’ Quest helps leaders and companies align profit with purpose. It helps them drive transformation through wisdom, compassion and the ability to grasp diverse perspectives.

We Mean Business is a global nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. It catalyzes business leadership to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

We Mean Business coalition partners


Future Stewards was established in 2016 by five founders. We regularly partner with other leaders and their organizations to deliver ambitious cross-sector projects.

Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres

Christiana led the historic Paris Agreement and is a world leader in tackling climate change. She is a founding partner of Global Optimism.

Lindsay Levin

Lindsay Levin

Lindsay is the CEO and Founder of Leaders' Quest. She has dedicated her life to reshaping what leadership looks like.

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping is the UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020.

Tom Carnac

Tom Carnac

Tom is a Founding Partner of Global Optimism. He works at the intersections of international diplomacy, energy policy and climate change in business, non profit, financial services and international institutions.

Bill Sharpe

Bill Sharpe

Bill Sharpe is a Mentor to the Future Stewards leadership team, as a well as a facilitator on our programs. He is an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society.

Get in touch

Find out more about the Future Stewards initiative. nicole.ng@leadersquest.org