Former City Banker, Leading Environmentalist & Keynote Speaker
Australian born Angus Forbes is a strong advocate for global governance of the biosphere. He is the founder of the charity Bankers without Boundaries, and the inaugural Project Director of the Prince of Wales’ Rainforest Project at Clarence House. Angus was a co-founder of Natural Capital Funds Management, a Sydney based privately owned global funds management organisation that focuses on international equity investments.
A fascinating keynote speaker, Angus tells the story of his life journey which has seen him transition from City of London banker to become a leading international environmentalist.
More about Angus Forbes:
The son of an Australian diplomat, Angus grew up in Hong Kong, Hamburg, Port Moresby, Belgrade, Auckland and Adelaide, where he attended university. He spent 20 years in London working with James Capel, Merrill Lynch and GLG Partners. At Merrill Lynch he led Scottish Institutional sales and then Hedge fund sales. At GLG Partners, Angus managed the global consumer sector equity long short fund with an alpha of 1.95, compounding 20% returns.
Angus left the City, London in 2007, to work for himself as an investor and to mentor consumer start ups. He joined his wife Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, patron of 16 charities, to work on all her business and philanthropic interests.
With a passion for the environment, Angus Forbes is the first director of the Prince’s Rainforest Project (2007) and he founded the charitable enterprise Bankers without Boundaries (bwbuk.org) in 2014 of which he remains the chairman. In 2017, he founded www.votegpa.com to promote global governance of the biosphere.
Angus Forbes talks about:
Angus talks about his journey from being at the heart of the ‘City’ (financial district of London) to learning about and adapting to the degradation of the commons.
His presentation includes segments on:
- Life in the ‘City’ and the abandonment of sober capital allocation
- Super-capitalism and the premier League
- Learning from those committed to preserving and restoring the ecological commons
- A football analogy of the task required
- His current work
Angus Forbes is an informed, passionate speaker and tells a great story of personal and professional transformation. His is a story that feeds heart, soul and mind.
-Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
I first heard Angus Forbes speak at a conference in Brisbane in 2009 which focussed on business in society on a global scale. There were two days of speeches and breakout sessions linking long term sustainability with a plethora of relevant outcomes. The speech made by Angus was the most inspirational of them all and was delivered with a passion and style which held the conference enthralled.