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Business Sector Insights from Foresight – Axa Insurance

5th March 2020 by Thomas Howie

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Mini Series – Episode 1: Exploring the Interconnectedness of Global Trends

Cécile Wendling, Group Head of Security Strategy, Threat Anticipation and Research at Axa shares her insights about Axa’s foresight work. Find out about its importance to their work and their “Foresight Trendbook”

Producer: Julia Pazos


International Civil Society Centre website – www.icscentre.org
Scanning the Horizon https://icscentre.org/our-work/scanning-the-horizon/
axa Foresight Trendbook 2019 https://www.axa.com/en/newsroom/publications/2019-foresight-trendbook

Thomas Howie

Communications Manager

International Civil Society Centre

Thomas joined the Centre in June 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. He is responsible for developing and implementing the Centre’s global communication strategy, as well as the Disrupt & Innovate platform – a place for civil society professionals and activists to discuss current innovations and future trends in the civil society sector. Prior to the Centre, Thomas worked for 5 years in the European Parliament firstly as the Digital and Social Media Coordinator for the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, and then, after the 2014 European elections, for Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen as Head of Communications, where he worked on issues such as the EU-US trade deal, issues around Brexit and as a specialist on the Petitions Committee. Thomas graduated from Bristol University with BSci in Geographical Sciences and holds an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he completed research into the role of civil society in the post war peace settlement in northern Uganda.