Josh Hopkins

Systems Thinker

Josh is a social entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in innovation and technology. His focus is on whole-system approaches to transformative change, for the betterment of society and the planet.

With an immense passion for technology for good, Josh works on high-impact initiatives and has delivered award-winning solutions for leading organisations globally. He has deep expertise in environmental impact assessment, systems thinking, and data-driven decision making.

In 2018, Josh founded several start-ups in the food systems space, an effort to guide our food choices to a healthier and more sustainable path. During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Josh led product development on privacy-first, contact tracing technology (alongside NECSI, Harvard Data Science Initiative, and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems), to support under-resourced communities and health officials reduce the spread of COVID-19. He has worked in the sustainable finance space, building impact management systems for some of the world’s largest asset managers, including the $500M Cerberus Frontier Impact Fund. Most recently, Josh was awarded funding from the European Union (EU) to develop science-based tools to support cities in assessing environmental footprints and navigating towards net-zero.

Josh is the founding director of Open Corridor, a data-driven non-profit, focused on resilient communities and long-term sustainability. He is an EIT (European institute of Innovation and Technology) alumni, an adjunct at Curtin University’s Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), consults for Impact Seed, and is a passionate advocate for Effective Altruism.

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