Global Director of Impact, Forum for the Future
Martin Koehring has recently joined Forum for the Future as Global Director of Impact. Before joining Forum, he held various leadership positions at Economist Impact, which is part of The Economist Group. He was the head of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative, inspiring bold thinking, new partnerships and the most effective action to build a sustainable ocean economy. He also led Economist Impact’s Sustainability, Climate Change and Natural Resources practice in the EMEA region and was the editorial lead of the award-winning Sustainability Project.
Martin’s previous roles at The Economist Group included managing editor, global health lead and Europe editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit. As part of my wider engagement on sustainability, he is a trustee of the New Economics Foundation (a think tank focusing on social, economic and environmental justice); sits on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Inclusive Economies Advisory Group and the Sustainable Brands Turkey Global Advisory Board. He has also been a member of the Advisory Committee for the UN Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook for Business, a senior rapporteur at World Water Week, a faculty member in the Food & Sustainability Certificate Program provided by the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability and a judge at the Reuters Events Responsible Business Awards.
Martin earned a bachelor of economic and social studies in international relations from Aberystwyth University and a master’s degree in diplomacy and international relations from the College of Europe.