To empower individuals and organisations to make choices that matter for the environment and society in the Anthropocene. Better choices, more often and faster. That’s it.
That the diversity of human knowledge, ingenuity and desire for progress, can redefine the Anthropocene to one in which all life on earth co-exists, contributes and prospers.
Born and raised in London I am one of seven siblings of migrant parents who came to the UK in the 1960’s from South-East Asia. Like so many of their generation my parents had a simple purpose, to make a better life for themselves and their family. My purpose in life has been to honour their sacrifices and efforts by working on problems that matter. Working on climate and development challenges is where I found my opportunity to do so.
My first introduction to the topic of climate change took place during my childhood in the backdrop of the Rio Earth Summit. It would be some years later however as an undergraduate Geography student at Kings College until I began to gain a conscious grasp of the complex relationships between environment and people. At the end of my studies I set out on a trip to Costa Rica where I first saw rainforests in all their splendour, and knew that I had found my calling.
Fast forward to the present I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with individuals within business, government, NGO’ and indigenous tribal groups to implement actions which help protect the environment and deliver social change. Following a decade working in the carbon markets for early pioneers (CantorCO2e and Natural Capital Partners) I set up Anthropocene.io in 2017. This part of my story is still being written.
- Supporting scalable solutions to support climate change mitigation and development priorities
- Empowering organisations to make use of finance and policy mechanisms, such as carbon pricing initiatives to deliver cost-effective sustainable transition pathways for business and governments worldwide.
- Enabling the use of Natural Climate Solutions to deliver on climate mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity goals, as captured in the Paris Climate Agreement and United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainable Development.
- Challenging and rethinking outdated models of thinking and practice within existing sectors, particularly within global food production.
- Using data and technology to evaluate risk and inform better decision making amongst all stakeholders – from individuals through business and policy makers.
- Breaking down barriers for marginalised and minority groups including people of colour, women and those living in poverty, to ensure their voices are heard in the global climate debate.
- BA Geography Kings College, University of London
Masters in European Business Management, ESCP-Europe
- Postgraduate classes and Executive Courses at Harvard Extension School and The London School of Business
- Graduate of various leadership courses of Landmark Education
- Fellow at The Royal Geographical Society
Social & Governance Standards & Reporting