After an early career as a field conservationist working on threatened species and ecosystem management, I became increasingly committed to addressing broader issues of sustainability. During the last several years, I have been working with local communities, businesses, NGOs, government, and research organisations to find shared solutions for building socio-ecological sustainability in various sectors, with a focus on production practices relying on natural resources.
My research concerns the agriculture-energy-environment nexus. My work in this field has involved improving sustainability standards, establishing deforestation-free supply chains, defining low-carbon pathways for urban development, enabling equitable green growth and responsible mining.
Previously, I have worked for many years in conservation and agricultural programmes in Madagascar, Congo and several Indian Ocean islands.