My role at Edge involves finding and working with clients to help them define what they want to achieve sustainability-wise, and how Edge’s team can help them meet and exceed those ambitions. I also like to think of myself as our “connector”, helping identify the links between projects, clients and partners that can help amplify our, and others’, impact. What that means is I make it my business to know who’s doing what in sustainability and how it all fits together. There are few things that make me happier than a good bit of sustainability matchmaking!
Before Edge, I spent a long time working in policy, both for the UK Government and the UK Green Building Council, as well as a leading home energy efficiency consultancy, Parity Projects. In those jobs I was involved in a wide range of projects, policies and initiatives, from emissions trading scheme development and working on the international climate change negotiations, through to research on green mortgages. Before starting my working life, I completed BA (hons) in Economics at the University of Nottingham in 2001, returning to academia study for an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College (London) in 2006.
I work in sustainability because I can’t imagine doing anything else. We have one planet, and I want my kids (and their kids) to have the same opportunities I’ve had to see nature in all its glory. When I have spare time – which is rare as a father to two young boys – I like to scuba dive, swim, hike, cycle camp, cook and drink good beer.