Charles is an independent sustainability advisor, policy analyst and occasional campaigner.
He currently works as a co-founder of the Robertsbridge Group, a sustainability consultancy for business, a co-founder of the Green New Deal group, a green economics policy forum, and is the campaigner advisor for the Thames Blue Green Economy partnership.
He has recently stepped down as a member of Royal Dutch Shell’s Global External Review Committee, advising the senior management team on sustainability priorities, and previously has been Chair of Triodos Renewables, Senior Associate at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Special Advisor to the Mayor of London, Board Member of the London Development Agency, Director of Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), and a member of the UK Government Roundtable/ Commission on Sustainable Development. He has held a number of other salaried and volunteer positions with other environment and sustainability groups.
He has worked on a variety of environmental research and investigation projects in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nicaragua and Nigeria.
He attended the University of North Carolina between 1972-1976, as a Morehead Scholar, graduating with a BA (Hons.) in English and American Literature.