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Michael Townsend
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Useful set of principles...
That companies need to become more sustainable is no longer the debate, but there is a need to understand (in easy terms) what companies could be doing - and, …
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On #EarthDay a reminder of the need for more pace: http://ow.ly/4mYpLH  #ClimateChange
Carbon dioxide emissions appear to be stalling - have we reached the holy grail of economic decoupling? Caution is needed to avoid complacency and to find strategies that deliver a real impact. - edie+ centre
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#CircularEconomy: making it real - check out the @NorskOmbruk#remanufacturing model & #sustainability impact http://ow.ly/10rUDO 
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New year, new chapter - time to find a new narrative for business success in the 21st century...
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Solar Impulsive! "Now you can fly longer with no fuel, than you can with fuel." 
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
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Is a new sustainable economy 'mission possible'? 
Capitalism is fast approaching the tipping point into a new sustainable economy that will allow people and the planet to prosper
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Climate action: "We are currently investing around $330bn – more than ever, but about 1/3 of where we need to be."
Carbon dioxide emissions appear to be stalling - have we reached the holy grail of economic decoupling? Caution is needed to avoid complacency and to find strategies that deliver a real impact. - edie+ centre
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 Lots of excitement about apparent decoupling - are we there yet? #ClimateChange #Sustainability #LowCarbon
Carbon dioxide emissions appear to be stalling - have we reached the holy grail of economic decoupling? Caution is needed to avoid complacency and to find strategies that deliver a real impact. - edie+ centre
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Lots of technology talk @wef#davos But, is something missing? Sustainable future requires jobs & prosperity for all!
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Economy: For a different outcome, is it time to reframe the game?
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Towards a Sustainable Economy: "By collaborating across boundaries and joining up the dots across the many great works that already are taking shape, we can all help accelerate a much needed tipping point."
Collaboration generates fresh ideas and breaks old patterns. A new publication with articles by Unilever and HP execs serves up food for thought.
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  • Earthshine Solutions Ltd
    Founder & CEO
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Michael Townsend is the Founder and CEO of Earthshine Solutions, is passionate about promoting the benefits of sustainable business, and author of The Rough Guide to Sustainable Business (forthcoming).

Michael is an engineering graduate and MBA. A business transformation leader with over twenty-five years experience in a range of sectors. Michael has developed “best in class” performance for a range of organisations, including Norwich Union (Aviva) Insurance, Barclays Bank, BAA, British Airways, Mace, The Home Office and Gazeley.

Michael established Earthshine in 2006, to help organisations deliver sustainable business success, through integrating business & sustainability performance to impact on the top/bottom-line, and make the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world.

Earthshine has been working with organisations large and small across UK, Europe and North America, including Aviva, DWP, Life Technologies, LoyaltyOne, Myrtha Pools, Rough Guides, Triodos Bank, Wilson James, and others.

Earthshine established a major not-for-profit global research project in 2009 to help businesses accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world by improving awareness of best practices and the positive business case for change. Essentially this project aims to make sustainability easy for business to do, and show that it delivers financial results - a ‘no brainer’. More information on the project can be found at The Sustainable Business Lab.

Michael is a regular writer for Sustainable Business magazine and Huffington Post in UK, along with a variety of blog sites and Twitter. Today, he is focused on making The Rough Guide to Sustainable Business one of the most influential books in its field.

Outside the business environment Michael enjoys family life, country living, reading, listening to music and pursuing his lifetime hobby of playing drums, most recently with rock band "The Wishing"!
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