Mike is an influential business transformation leader, writer, speaker and guest lecturer, with nearly thirty years experience across a range of sectors and territories – including, EU, US, Canada, South Africa, Asia, and UK.
An engineering graduate and MBA, Mike brings a unique fusion of business, commercial, technical and sustainability expertise – focused on delivering long-term, sustainable value.
Comfortable in the board room, at strategic and operational levels: Mike has worked on major construction & engineering projects such as Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and the British Airways London Eye, has designed & built supply chain transformation programmes for blue-chip clients, and has developed new systems for sustainable business & economy.
Mike is CEO with Earthshine – a 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.
Earthshine works with a wide range of businesses, large and small, in all sectors in the UK, Europe and North America, including: 2-degrees Network, Adnams plc, Aviva, Bloom Centre for Sustainability (Ontario), Copenhagen Business School, DWP, Exeter Business School, EY, The Guardian, Henley Business School, Life Technologies, LoyaltyOne, Myrtha Pools, Rough Guides, Sustainable Business Magazine, Triodos Bank, Unilever, and others.
We support our customers in making a real impact – not just ticking boxes – delivering the business case with ROI always in excess of 200%.
Mike is lead author of A Journey in Search of Capitalism 2.0, and author of The Robust Guide to Sustainable Business (forthcoming), The Quiet Revolution (forthcoming) and a regular contributor of articles for Sustainable Business magazine, 2-degrees Network, The Guardian, The Ecologist and Huffington Post.
Mike also enjoys family life, hiking, reading, listening to music, practicing mindfulness, and playing rock drums.
Korten: Our economic growth is just an illusion
Part 1: 'Out with the Old'
Businesses cannot become truly sustainable unless the system within which they operate is itself sustainable, and also supportiv...