Social entrepreneur and writer. Founder of Solarcentury, an international solar solutions company. Britain’s most respected green energy boss. The first non-Dutch winner of a Royal Dutch Honorary Sustainability Award.
Jeremy Leggett is an award-winning social entrepreneur and critically-acclaimed author whose books include The Carbon War, Half Gone, The Energy of Nations, and The Winning Of The Carbon War. He is founder and a director of Solarcentury, the UK's fastest growing renewable energy company since 2000, developer and installer of solar in a dozen countries on four continents, winner of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation and many other awards. He is also founder and chairman of SolarAid, an African solar lighting charity set up with five percent of Solarcenturys annual profits, itself parent to a non-profit social venture, SunnyMoney, that has sold almost 2 million solar lights in Africa and won a BITC Unilever Global Development Award. An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards, he has been described by the Observer as 'Britains most respected green energy boss'. He was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change, a CNN Principal Voice, has won a Gothenburg Prize, and was the first non-Dutch winner of a Royal Dutch Honorary Sustainability Award. He lectures on short courses in business and society at the universities of Cambridge and St Gallen, and is an Associate Fellow at Oxford Universitys Environmental Change Institute. An occasional writer for national media including the Guardian and the Financial Times, he maintains a website blog on the opportunities and dangers of tech: www.jeremyleggett.net.