Michael Townsend

CEO Earthshine | Consultant, advisory board, speaker, teacher, writer | Author: The Quiet Revolution: We have more choices than we think (Routledge, forthcoming).

Mike is Founder/CEO with Earthshine – an international business consultancy/think-tank that integrates sustainability principles into the heart of business strategy and operations – enabling sustainable business success and the transition to a sustainable & low carbon economy. He is passionate about making a real difference. In addition to running Earthshine, Mike serves on an advisory board with University of Oslo, he teaches courses/lectures on Sustainable Development, Business & Economy, and delivers inspirational keynote speeches. Mike is author of The Quiet Revolution (Greenleaf, forthcoming), Editor of Reframing the Game (2015), Lead author of A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0 (2013). He is also a regular contributor for Huffington Post, 2-Degrees, The Guardian, and others. Mike holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham Business School (UK) and a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering Management from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Mike also enjoys family life, hiking, reading, listening to music, practicing mindfulness, and playing rock drums.