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Michael Townsend
Worked at Earthshine Solutions Ltd
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Where is the debate heading in 2015?  Transformation - enabled by three big shifts in business thinking and practice...
High marks for corporate social responsibility are no longer what drives companies into sustainable practices. It's business. But to get it right, companies must transform.
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DISRUPTION! Powerful New Movie: Watch this if you don't know - and watch if you do know - all about climate change.
Finding a pathway towards an economy that meets the real needs of people, communities and the environment.
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Life beyond capitalism: progressive academics support tipping point in transition towards #SustainableEconomy http://ow.ly/zUArH
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Tipping point towards low carbon economy? Landmark report by Dr Jeffrey Sachs to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: http://ow.ly/yUHVu 
Columbia's Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will be delivering a new climate report on Tuesday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Sachs joins Morning Joe to preview the report.
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How can we truly move forward on sustainability? Is it time to rethink investment, debt, wealth, purpose, money & banking http://ow.ly/xyB1D 
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Is CSR dead? Whatever next?

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I reckon it's time to rethink how we use 'financial capital... for the greater good:
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Time to make some different choices with our money...
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Is there life beyond capitalism? Bring on the Quiet Revolution! via @theRSAorg
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The key to unlock business as well as personal transformation?
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves." Mahatma Gandhi The further we
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Radical shift in our expectations required... my latest on +edie Sustainability Professionals Page 
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  • Earthshine Solutions Ltd
    Founder & CEO
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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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