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Interview Of The Week Ben Combes, PwC’s Senior Economist, Sustainability and Climate Change

Ben Combes, PwC's Senior Ecnomist, Sustainability And Climate Change

Who: Ben Combes is an Assistant Director at PwC and a Senior Economist in the Sustainability & Climate Change team. He is co-founder of PwC UK’s Innovation & Sustainability practice, working on tech for good projects, including AI for Earth with Microsoft and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for the Global Goals with the World Economic Forum. 

Topic: Harnessing technology to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Quote: “There is now a huge opportunity to harness these emerging technologies to tackle some of the biggest challenges we face for both people and our planet, including meeting the 2030 UN Sustainable Global Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) and the transformation requirements that go along with them. “


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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.