Anna Simpson is a futurist and the founding director of Flux Compass, a strategic foresight and innovation agency. Recent projects include supporting Young Friends of the Earth Europe to create Green Deal Visions; running a design lab for six European cities with the UNDP's City Experiment Fund; supporting UNICEF’s Iraq office to explore future scenarios for children and youth, and helping the global YMCA network engage members in 2040 visions.
Before founding Flux Compass, Anna was Curator of the Futures Centre, a digital community tracking trends to accelerate sustainability, and Editor of the sustainable solutions magazine Green Futures. She is a certified professional life coach (CPCC), and the author of two books to inspire sustainable approaches to business: The Innovation-Friendly Organization (2017) and The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire (2014). She lives in Hong Kong with her husband and son.
Her work on religious responses to climate change has been cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Earth Charter, and the World Bank’s Development Dialogue. A former Fulbright scholar in Nepal, she holds degrees in environmental management from the University of California - Berkeley and Yale University, and in religion from Yale and Williams College. Her current book project is The Topography of Karma: Religion, Environment, and Development in Modernizing Bhutan.