Sophie Howe

Described by The Guardian as ‘the Worlds First Minister of the Unborn’ Sophie Howe was the worlds first Future Generations Commissioner and for last seven years has held a legal mandate to be the ‘guardian of the interests of the future generations of Wales.’ In this role she has led high profile interventions holding the Government to account on how they have considered future generations in their policy making and has secured fundamental changes to transport planning and education policies ensuring they are fit for the future generations. 

She has served as an Adviser to two of Wales First Ministers as an adviser to the UN Secretary General on governance for intergenerational equity and has influenced the development of similar legislation in Scotland and Ireland and a UK Future Generations Bill. She is a TED speaker and has shared platforms with HRH Prince Williams Hollywood Superstars Michael Sheen and Chris Hemsworth as well as The Pope. She was named as no 5 the BBC Women’s Power List 2020

She runs her own consultancy business supporting governments and progressive corporates to implement sustainability wellbeing and future generations thinking. She is a Global Ambassador for the Wellbeing Economics Alliance and holds roles advising on wellbeing economics and anticipatory governance with the School of International Futures and Apolitical supporting 150k public officials across the world to develop skills for 21st century governments

Sophie Howe Future Governance Adviser SOIF

Future Governance Adviser