Anna Iles

Anna leads BSR’s work on emerging issues, including our publication The Fast Forward, as part of the Sustainable Futures Lab

Before joining BSR, she worked for Forum for the Future, first as editor of its sustainable solutions magazine Green Futures and then as founding curator of the Futures Centre, a horizon-scanning and sensemaking platform. She went on to lead her own foresight and innovation agency, Flux Compass, working with business and global bodies, such as Swire Group, Kering, UNICEF, and UNDP, as well as youth groups and educational institutions.

Publications include a paper in the Journal of Futures Studies (2020) on using futures to build dialogue in conflict and two books with Springer, The Innovation-Friendly Organization (2017) and The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire (2014). 

Anna holds a BA in English and French from Oxford University and a MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, London University, and is a certified life coach.