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Prof. Martin Charter

Director - The Centre for Sustainable Design at University for the Creative Arts

Martin has worked at director level in business sustainability issues in consultancy/leisure/publishing/ training/events/academia for 30 years. He is a Fellow at The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Prior to this, he held management positions in strategy/research/ marketing in gardening/building products/trade exhibitions/financial services/ consultancy including Save & Prosper Group, Reed International, Creative Marketing Group & Kiveton Park (Holdings) Ltd. Martin was the launch Director of Greenleaf Publishing, Marketing Director at the Earth Centre & former director of business networks focused on sustainable business, green electronics & eco-innovation.

Martin was the founding editor of the Journal of Sustainable Product Design/The Green Management Letter/Greener Management International (GMI) & is presently a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journals of Sustainable Engineering & Sustainable Design.

He has sat on expert boards of the EC Eco-Innovation Observatory, ResponseAbility Alliance, One Earth Innovation & World Resources Forum.

He is a regular international conference speaker & author/editor of various books/publications e.g. Greener Marketing (1992 & 1999)/The Green Management Gurus [e-book] (1996)/Managing Eco-design (1997)/Sustainable Solutions (2001)/System Innovation for Sustainability (2008)/Eco-innovate! (2013) that has had 60k + downloads. Martin has an MBA from Aston Business School (UK) and a postgraduate diploma in marketing. Martin was a delegate at The Earth Summit in 1992 & is the Founder of Farnham Repair Cafe.