Supporting innovations in responsible business practice since 2004
Luke Wilde founded twentyfifty in 2004. Previously, he worked with business and the United Nations, developing management practices and trainings which, under the UN Guiding Principles of Business Human Rights, have become the expectation of all companies. Touched by the UN’s prediction at the time that the world’s population would reach 9 billion by 2050, and foreseeing the immensity of the human and ecological challenges ahead, Luke realised that “what business does today will shape the world in 2050”. And so, twentyfifty was born.
Luke’s founding vision was to help leading companies develop strategic yet practical approaches to respect human rights and, ultimately, address many related social sustainability issues.
In 2019, Nick Mayhew joined as Managing Partner, bringing his wealth of experience in corporate responsibility, leadership and organisational change.
Government & NGOs
We share our insights and experience to support meaningful UNGP implementation & social sustainability. In understanding both rights-holder realities and business implementation challenges, we respect all parties’ need for safe spaces to collaborate productively.
We have a global network of local field researchers whom we partner to engage rightsholders respectfully and sensitively. We take great care to do this well, seeing skilled ‘stakeholder engagement’ as a critical success factor in our work.
We acknowledge that the complexity and challenge of the sustainability agenda requires new and sophisticated forms of collaboration across different disciplines. We partner with experts in climate, environmental impact & reporting, data analytics, business change & more.
To keep track of legislative developments worldwide and ensure we are taking care in the due diligence advice we give & recommend, we have set up an advisory panel of international lawyers and partner with a policy intelligence service.
Our experience spans multiple geographies, industries and commodities
We serve clients across four main sectors, growing and sharing industry-specific expertise.