Clare Brass is a designer and researcher. She is director of Department 22, exploring better solutions for a better 22nd century with young creative talent and businesses, transforming environmental issues into entrepreneurial solutions. She was head of sustainability at the Design Council before setting up SEED Foundation, working on user-centred environmental challenges such as food, water and waste. She set up SustainRCA at the Royal College of Art leading on a number of commercial and academic research projects focused on the role of design in addressing sustainability and circular economy challenges. She is a mentor for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.