Sanjay Khanna is futurist, speaker, and thought leader. He was a 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto, Canada’s leading interdisciplinary institution, where he researched Strategic Foresight. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Mr. Khanna was the College’s inaugural Resident Futurist. Mr. Khanna turns original thinking into strategic insight for today—and years ahead. Amid growing risks and uncertainty, he helps businesses, governments and not-for-profits to Adapt to the Future.
Mr. Khanna was one of 21 global experts interviewed for KPMG International’s major report Future State 2030: The global megatrends shaping governments. Mr. Khanna is also an expert on how key megatrends may affect mental health, productivity and decision making among leaders and citizen-consumers. In 2008, he reported on the emerging scientific basis for linking climate change with mental health. Soon afterwards, in 2009, he launched the world’s first conference on how climate change may affect human psychology, society and culture. In 2011, Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, named him “an exemplar of social well being,” highlighting his message that growing economic and environmental uncertainty makes it essential to build social capital. In 2010, he was nominated as a “Transformational Canadian” in The Globe & Mail and in 2009 as a TED Fellow.
Mr. Khanna’s articles and op-eds have featured in Nature, The Huffington Post, Corporate Knights, Yes! Magazine, Reuters, Worldchanging, Grist and more. He has been quoted in publications such as Corporate Knights, winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence; the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper; and MWorld, the American Management Association’s member-only magazine.
A dynamic speaker noted for his “gift of synthesis, ” Mr. Khanna has delivered prestigious keynotes on:
- The future of Canada for the Government of Canada;
- The future of social protest for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation;
- The future of mental health for Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;
- The future of managing risk and change for global leaders in energy, finance, agriculture, risk management and global health;
- The future of the Ontario economy for the Ontario Economic Summit;
- The future of the arts in Canada for the Canadian Arts Summit.
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