Mike Berners-Lee is an expert speaker on sustainability and on how we can address this
overarching 21st century challenge. He is the founder of Small World Consulting, an
associate company of Lancaster University, which is a world leader in the field of supply
chain carbon metrics and management.
Mike is also a professor at Lancaster University, where his research includes sustainable food systems and carbon metrics. He has made numerous radio and television broadcast appearances to promote public awareness of sustainability, and most notably appeared in Climate Change: The Facts alongside Sir David Attenborough. He is the author of two acclaimed books.
His 2019 book, There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years is a practical and holistic tour of the 21st century’s biggest challenges, laced throughout with practical guidance for individuals, businesses and politicians. It was updated in early 2021. About his first book, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Bill Bryson wrote “I can’t think of the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, and useful and enjoyable all at the same time”. A fully updated version of this book was published in Summer 2020.
Mike has a degree in Physics from Oxford University, a PGCE in Outdoor Education and Physics from Bangor, and an MSc in Organisational Development and Consulting from Sheffield Hallam University.