Jon Khoo

Jon Khoo

Jon Khoo is a Regional Sustainability Manager at Interface with a focus on sustainability, inclusive business and intrapreneurship. Jon specialises in the commercialisation of Interface’s sustainability initiatives and response to the current climate emergency, such as its mission Climate Take Back – to run its business in a way that reverses the effects of global warming.

He was a key part of developing Interface and the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Net-WorksTM partnership, a community-based supply chain for discarded fishing nets that provides access to finance and seeks to provide long term conservation benefits. Net-Works was awarded the Guardian Sustainable Business Award in 2015 for Collaboration and the 2016 US State Department Award for Corporate Excellence (Sustainable Oceans Management).

He is also part of the team responsible for Interface’s membership of NextWave, an open-source initiative led by Dell and Lonely Whale to engage corporates, scientists, and NGOs to figure out how to integrate ocean-bound plastics into products in a way that is both scalable and sustainable.

Jon is also the host of the Designing With Climate In Mind podcast a series of interviews with experts taking an in-depth look into the ever-evolving world of sustainable design.

Jon currently serves on the trustee board of UK environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

NextWave commits to divert 25,000 tonnes of plastics from the ocean by 2025

11 February, 2019

Our Ocean “The world is blue,” proclaimed Sylvia Earle, the world-renowned marine biologist, oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence. At the recent Our Ocean summit in Bali, Indonesia, attendees pledged US$10 billion and made 3,000 commitments to improve the state of our oceans. The pledges focused on a range of issues from plastic pollution, to marine…

Addressing Ocean Plastics with NextWave and the Circular Economy

2 March, 2018

There is an African proverb that states, If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want go far, go together. This is certainly true in the circular economy. We are increasingly seeing companies realise the power and value of collaboration. Just recently, a cross-industry consortium of companies joined forces to tackle the global…