There was never much doubt that Franny Armstrong was going to devote her life to championing social and environmental causes. Her family upbringing made sure of that: “My grandma was probably my first influence when it comes to the environment,” she says. “She used to get annoyed at Christmas at all the wrapping paper being used.

“Then, when I was eight, I went to New York with my dad, who was a documentary film-maker, to sell his film about global poverty. My mum was also a human rights person – she used to take in homeless people. I began to think about how other families in the world would ...


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