A strategist and strategic communicator with a track record of developing UK and international corporate, marketing and brand strategies; a strong background in consumer and business-to-business strategy, change management and communications, in a UK and international business environment; a cross-cultural leader with a history of blue-chip corporate and consultancy positions working and consulting for C-suite. Passionate about Conscience and Sustainability in business, a member of the Medinge Group for Brand Conscience and contributing author to the book “Brands with a Conscience” (2016). A keen cultural and political observer, a linguist and student of International Relations. Strong academics, MA (First Class, Modern Languages) and MPhil (International Relations) from Cambridge. Before working full-time with MHCi, Michael worked in the HQ of ITT in London, was Research Fellow at IDS, University of Sussex and Senior Economist at the ILO’s HQ in Geneva, where he introduced the “basic needs” development strategy, founded its World Employment Report and was Secretary for all UN agencies Panel of Econometricians. During his time at the ILO, he was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Uniandes and Valle in Colombia, teaching labour economics, and was Chief Economist of Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles where he directed its socioeconomic plan in which he wrote its tourist plan that led to today’s vibrant tourist market in Curacao. Consequently, he also wrote the sustainable tourism plan for the Maldives in the mid 1990s and teaches sustainable tourism as part of the three aspects of CSR: social, economic and sustainable environmental development. A widely published author with 12 books and over 120 published articles, his most recent books on CSR were The Planetary Bargain: CSR Matters (Routledge, republished 2010) and CSR and International Development (Routledge, republished 2010). He was included in the 2012 top thought leaders in Europe and the Middle East in influencing the social, economic and sustainability of companies and in the 2013 top 100 thought leaders in the world by Trust of America. In 2014, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for CSR by the University of Delhi, India, and also in 2014 an Honorary Doctorate from London Metropolitan University,London, UK, for his work on CSR and institution building.