The Ethical Futurists

Alison Burns and James Taylor are The Ethical Futurist™, award-winning experts, keynote speakers, podcast hosts and corporate advisors on a mission to help people and organizations think and act more ethically and sustainably. Alison Burns LL.B Dip LP NP FRSA, is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist™ she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, ESG, future trends, the ethical implications of technology. James Taylor MBA FRSA - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation, sustainability and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

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Ethical Futurism™

Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Business

How we do business is evolving as we face a climate and sustainability crisis. Meanwhile workplaces are transforming through diversity and inclusion. Industries are being disrupted by artificial intelligence and robotics. The future depends on what we do in the present but it depends on making the right choices.

The Ethical Futurists™ is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading thinkers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth.

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist™ she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. James Taylor - who started his career managing high profile rock stars - is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to design innovative organizations, unlock creative potential and build a sustainable future.

Whether you’re striving to develop an inclusive culture based on diversity and collaboration, or searching for insights from the world's most ethical and sustainable organisations, The Ethical Futurists™ can help you on that transformation. Today consumers want to buy from brands which align with their values. Talent wants to work for organisations that do the right thing. Purpose-driven companies want to do well but also do good. The success of your organisation relies on you being an ethical leader. Inspiring and motivating your people on how we can all do well by doing good.

Your audience will learn:

  • The link between sustainability, business ethics, company culture, and trust.
  • How exponential technologies can help organisations achieve their sustainability goals.
  • How to develop and implement technologies like AI in an ethical way.
  • Why ethics are increasingly important from the boardroom to the customer.
  • How to develop your own Ethical Purpose Statement™ to make a positive impact in the world.

Event Emcees, Hosts & Panel Moderation

Why not invite top emcees, hosts and panel moderators Alison Burns & James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists™) to co-host your next conference, meeting or event . Alison Burns has hosted for broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4, as well as acting as MC and host for both live in-person and virtual events. Meanwhile James Taylor has acted as virtual emcee for global clients including Cisco, Globant, Fractal Analytics, Micro Focus and multiple event production companies. Together they have hosted intimate events for 30 people all the way through to large multi-speaker virtual and hybrid conferences for tens of thousands. The experienced choice for:

  • Conferences and Summits Emcees and Hosts
  • Fireside Chats
  • Panel Moderation

Testimonials

The event exceeded everyone’s expectations and The Ethical Futurists methodology played a key role in delivering a greatly inspiring experience. The 350+ participants were excited and thrilled about the team-building brainstorming sessions that generated an impressive number of new ideas and insights on the key topics that will lead the future of our company: Sustainability, Innovation, and People.
– Maria San Antonio Alonso (Mktg & Comms. Manager, Casale)

We would like to emphasize how successful The Ethical Futurists have been in taking the inspiring keynote speeches to an outstanding level and increasing the quality level of the event thanks to their high professionalism.
- Lucia Santangelo (Client Director, Adverteam Corporate Events Agency)

This was the highlight of the event! They were fantastic in framing a lot of the issues and getting everyone excited about the conference!
- Fortune 500 C-Suite Exec at Deloitte ESG Summit

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