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Michael Townsend
Worked at Earthshine Solutions Ltd
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Systems thinking - applied!
Low-carbon, resource-efficient retail is the only way forward, but we might also need to dig deeper if we are to find one-planet prosperity. Ahead of Wednesday's Responsible Retail Conference, Mike Townsend explores the real challenges and opportunities - along with evidence of an innovative shif... - edie+ centre
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Who are the heroes and villains of the #CircularEconomy?
The circular economy is growing up; moving beyond simple radical resource efficiency, towards an authentic triple-bottom-line. As with any transition, not everything is great. Business model innovation is the battleground for success - and while there are heroes, there are also villains holding b... - edie+ centre
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#BankingOnValues It's our money that makes the world go round! New show on @VoiceAmBusiness Today 3pm, Pacific.
Meet Kat and Mike: Transformational Leaders And Social Justice Advocates For Business And Banking.
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Going SMART is mission critical! Slides from exciting new @UniOsloSMART#H2020 #SMARTproject http://ow.ly/3L6L301qFHP
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Sustainable future? Not sure we're going to make it - but, I'll be mightily relieved, if you prove me wrong ;-)
Our aspirations for sustainable growth and prosperity have little chance of being realised, if we don't manage within all our planetary boundaries. Mike Townsend explores how we need to get over our delusions, and find a new course for business success. - edie+ centre
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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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The big picture opportunity for responsible #retail & #sustainability
Low-carbon, resource-efficient retail is the only way forward, but we might also need to dig deeper if we are to find one-planet prosperity. Ahead of Wednesday's Responsible Retail Conference, Mike Townsend explores the real challenges and opportunities - along with evidence of an innovative shif... - edie+ centre
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Find out latest on life-cycle thinking for corporate #sustainability: new conference - Oslo, Nov 29/30 http://ow.ly/UuMR302SpbZ @UniOsloSMART
Life-cycle thinking for corporate sustainability. Meeting the grand challenge of securing a social foundation for all people today and for future generations without destroying the very basis of our existence, is arguably not possible without the contribution of business.
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Brexit: how we shot the wrong guy. But, some hope, too.
As we reflect on the EU Referendum -- did we hit the right target? Was the EU holding us back -- or is there something more fundamentally wrong? Perhaps...
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Transformational Leaders in Banking? http://ow.ly/KTCk301k5o4 Look'n fwd 2 my interview w/@CatalystWarrior @VoiceAmBusiness#BankingOnValues
Meet Kat and Mike: Transformational Leaders And Social Justice Advocates For Business And Banking.
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ResponsibleTrade & SDGs within Planetary Boundaries: University of Oslo, launch of new EU ‪#‎horizon2020‬ ‪#‎SMARTproject‬ at Norway House in Brussels, today 13.00 (CEsT). Watch live broadcast via SMART facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UniOsloSMART/
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Sustainable Mkt Actors Responsible Trade: SMART Project public launch Brussels May 27, be there http://ow.ly/AbhM300660F #SDGs @UniOsloSMART
The project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) will do research that promotes sustainable development within the planetary boundaries. SMART responds to questions such as: How can we achieve global development goals, without destroying the very basis of our existence?
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Introduction
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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