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Michael Townsend
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Quite right!  But, I can't help feeling that it shouldn't have got that far - peaceful protest translated as "wilful obstruction of a public highway" - what times we live in?! Still, paradoxically, I wonder if taking such a strong line against 'the people', may ultimately promote the cause of the anti-fracking protest, rather than silence it?
Green MP and four co-defendants found not guilty of obstructing public highway and public order offences during protests
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 “This agreement demonstrates the EU’s strong commitment to corporate transparency and sustainability – supporting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and paving the way for a sustainable global economy.”
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"The implications of the IPCC report for green business leaders are clear: a low carbon economy is feasible, affordable, and desirable, and that means it will also be investible, marketable, and profitable for those businesses willing to lead the clean tech revolution. After two reports of unremitting and justified climate doom and gloom, that is the good news."
IPCC report confirms a better and sustainable future is possible, the onus is now on political and business leaders to make it happen
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Delighted to share Paul Polman's guest blog...
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David Korten takes us on a grand creative journey of self-discovery, to find our inner truth...
Finding a pathway towards an economy that meets the real needs of people, communities and the environment.
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Powerful article by Ken Livingstone: makes one seriously question, is UK serious about a sustainable future, the right to peaceful protest, or democracy, for that matter?
Ken Livingstone: The Green party MP is Britain's leading voice of reason on climate change, yet a stand against shale gas has put her in court
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Solar in the ascendancy: "Michael Liebreich, from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, says we can already discern the moment of "peak fossil fuels" around 2030, the tipping point when the world starts using less coal, oil and gas in absolute terms, but because they cannot compete, not because they are running out."
Solar power will slowly squeeze the revenues of petro-rentier regimes in Russia, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. They will have to find a new business model, or fade into decline
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Towards the Purpose Economy: Telesummit Compilation now available! http://ow.ly/vDysr #Sustainability #NewEconomy #PurposeTelesummit
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Towards the Purpose Economy: Telesummit Compilation now available! http://ow.ly/vDysr #Sustainability #NewEconomy #PurposeTelesummit
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  • Earthshine Solutions Ltd
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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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