About

Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE

Robert is a reinsurance industry professional. He has chiefly operated in Developing, Central and European countries with specialties that include agricultural and environmental coverage.  Addtionally, World-wide travel to over 150 countries combined with fluency in French, German and Spanish has resulted in further extensive experience in international politics and diplomacy.

Robert has served as Council Member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Additionally,  is Past Master Worshipful Company of World Traders; Chairman The Prime Masters PMA 2017; Vice President on the Bureau of Liberal International; Chairman International Relations Committee Liberal Democrats; Board Member British German Association; Committee Member Gresham Society (Gresham College); Fellow Royal Geographical Society; member English Ceramic Circle and Royal Forestry Society.

Christopher Gleadle

Christopher’s expertise is founded on over 35 years’ experience working on, and deep research in, designing and integrating technological, structural, behavioural and financial zero-waste systems – working upstream and downstream within and across many sectors to expose the interdependent impacts upon the natural world from organisational product and service life cycles. Christopher first developed integrated impact, audit and modelling tools in the 1990’s. As a result, Sustainable Viability (author The 5 Essential Steps to Sustainable Viability) shows how to internalise externalities from bridging fragmented specialisms and infilling the knowledge gaps. Accordingly, over 200 private reports and papers have been written connecting delivered lower emissions and waste with better problem-solving skills, eco-innovation and higher productivity.

In addition to developing and founding Sustainable Viability, Christopher also became a contributor to the development of international standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Greenhouse Gas Accounting Scope 3 & Agriculture Guidance as well as material reporting and communication for Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), and Sustainable Development. Christopher is also CEO of the Paddy Ashdown Forum.

Consequently, Chris’ many papers are regularly cited across academia, and have been recommended reading by notable sources such as UNEP, Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices, Finance Middle East et al. As a result, Chris receives invitations as Keynote speaker at international conferences. Christopher also delivers advisory, coaching, education and training.

Neil Thomson

Neil is a professionally-qualified (ACA), senior commercial and business development executive. He is noted for his excellent communication and problem-solving skills and has a very successful record of leading, bidding and closing complex service / FM projects.  

Neil’s career has covered spells with Total Oil (in London, Paris and Zambia), National Data Corporation of Atlanta Georgia, Allied Dunbar and more than 20 years in Facilities Management with Group 4 / G4S.

Sustainable Viability 2020