Leadership 2050: Andrew White and Jeremy Oppenheim

Leadership 2050 S1E6

'I look at what’s going on with climate, with Covid, with challenges we have on the UN Sustainable Development goals, as a tremendous moment where we can learn to do things differently.'

In episode 6 Andrew talks to Jeremy Oppenheim, co-founder and senior partner at systems-change company SYSTEMIQ, about the new leadership required to set a sustainable course for global industry.

SYSTEMIQ is a B-Corporation dedicated to accelerating delivery of the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with business, finance, policy-makers and civil society to make economic systems truly sustainable. It combines high-level research with high-impact, on-the-ground work. SYSTEMIQ describes itself as a “think-and-do tank that sparks good disruptions and operates with purpose at our core”.

SYSTEMIC builds coalitions, incubates new ventures with the potential to benefit people and the planet, mobilises large-scale capital for climate action and the SDGs, and evolves new sustainable business models that will outperform the old. From helping to turn the tide of ocean plastics, to creating businesses that safeguard Indonesia’s rainforest, SYSTEMIQ is reshaping the connections between economic and natural systems.

Leadership 2050 is a podcast exploring the leadership we need to successfully transition to 2050. Who are the innovators setting the agenda for a more equal and sustainable future? In each episode Andrew White talks to a visionary leader from the business community who is confronting the challenges humanity faces and finding solutions.

Dr Andrew White is a Senior Fellow of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research and teaching focuses on how leaders transcend 21st century challenges such as disruptive technology change and the climate crisis. Also, how they create cultures that are diverse, inclusive, resilient and high performing, alongside the ongoing challenge of delivering profitable growth. At Oxford he directs the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, and works with leaders from industry and governments across the world.  


Dr Andrew White, Senior Fellow of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Jeremy Oppenheim, Co-Founder and Senior Partner at SYSTEMIQ.