The potential of emerging technologies to tackle major global challenges – such as climate change, nature loss and inequality – is huge, yet this potential is far from being reached.

I have spent the past 7 years of my career working at the intersection of Technology and Sustainability. Currently, I am leading the third iteration of the State of Climate Tech report that assess the growth in investment into emerging technologies that can support with decarbonisation e.g. AI for precision agriculture; Big Data Platforms for ecosystem and climate information; electric-powered autonomous vehicles; low-carbon aviation etc. During my time at PwC I have also worked closely with the World Economic Forum to help them (1) set up Vision2030 and develop a database that tracks emerging technologies that could support across the sustainable development goals; (2) understand the risks of technology on the SDGs eg AI Bias aswell as the benefits; (3) provide businesses and governments with a guiding framework on how to harness technology for the global goals. Beyond this, I work with large tech companies to support them with the development of sustainability technologies that can support their clients with all Environmental, Social and Governance needs such as supply chain traceability platforms.

In October I will be joining Sage as ESG Execution Manager to develop their sustainability strategy with the ambition to support Small Businesses with their pressing environmental and social needs. What I have found in my career to date is small businesses often lack the resources to adhere to the same ESG requirements as larger organisations and sustainability software can be a game changer when it comes to supporting them with this e.g. carbon accounting software to support with emissions monitoring and reduction – it is so important that SMEs are not left behind and can have such a large impact on decarbonisation.

Prior to PwC I worked at a Climate Tech startup which build, developed and operated off-grid renewable energy mini-grids in sub-saharan Africa, providing electricity, running water and wifi to communities who did not have access. I led the outreach programmes for these developments, including supporting young women in the local community by partnering with Computer Aid and proving them with access to education through technology.

I have an MSC in Development Studies (Climate change and energy law/policy; international development) where I focussed on off-grid energy regulation in Nigeria and how it would impede private climate tech companies from investing and providing much needed services to rural communities e.g electricity.