Chris joined SYSTEMIQ in March 2017. SYSTEMIQ was set up in 2016 to drive the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by transforming markets and business models in three key economic systems: land use, materials and energy.
Chris works primarily on the land use system where he works with Governments, NGOs and various stakeholders along the bio value chain to form partnerships, develop sustainable land use project pipelines, localise processing in Sustainable Special Economic Zones (SSEZs) and enable investment into emerging markets. Chris is also active in SYSTEMIQ’s venturing arm, where we’re looking to deploy capital into early-stage technology companies who share our mission-driven agenda.
Prior to SYSTEMIQ, Chris worked in the sustainable business team of a large consumer goods company. He has also worked for a microinsurance consortium designing a drought insurance index for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Chris has a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences where he focused his studies on climate change, conservation, land use management and Geographical Informational Systems (GIS).