James Alexander MBE

Director Future Agenda, Co-Founder #voicefortheplanet

James Alexander is a visionary and entrepreneur who came to public attention as Co-Founder and CEO of Zopa, the original peer-to-peer lending service and now the largest company of its kind in Europe. He continues to support innovative ventures, particularly those focused on environmental sustainability and climate action.

"Stand out and Stand up for our Planet"

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  • Disruption, Strategy and Innovation
  • Future of Data
  • Digital Identity
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • The Future of Healthcare
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity


He presents in English.

How he presents

James Alexander's passionate, inspiring and exciting sessions are invaluable sources of actionable information, full of interesting case studies. He is thought provoking and highly creative.

In Detail

James is currently the Chairman of Finance Earth, a social enterprise that fosters eco-friendly finance. He also serves as Chair of @Agricarbon, specialising in precise soil carbon measurement and of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. In 2023, he was honoured with an MBE. Previously James, was a Director of FutureAgenda.org, an open-source think tank and advisory delivering foresight, strategy and innovation to some of the world’s leading organisations. James co-founded Zopa and held the position of Strategy Director at Egg during its high-growth phase. He also worked as a growth strategy consultant for prominent clients such as Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC and Save the Children. James was a Trustee at GreenThing and for the RSPB. He co-founded #voicefortheplanet and PeopleForOurPlanet.org, collaborating with #TheRaceIsOn to achieve a nature-positive world by 2030.


James has a rare intelligence and a genuine understanding of how to combine social purpose with commercial success. He combines superior intellect, playful imagination and commercial nous, backed by a high-quality network of business leaders across a wide range of industries.



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