Richard leads a group of 140 scientists conducting integrative and multidisciplinary research, science and technology focused on four outcomes of national (and global) significance: Sustaining land environments and their ecosystem services Climate change mitigation and adaptation Sustainability of cities, business and living Sustainable Maori futures Richard trained in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University gaining a doctorate in 1981. He worked in agrochemical research and development in the UK and Japan before joining Landcare Research in New Zealand in 1995. He established the Institute’s capability in Sustainable Business and Government, led the preparation of New Zealand’s first corporate sustainability report (for Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research in 2000), and was a member of the first Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative. Richard is presenting a New Zealand perspective at the EU conference: Sustainable Development, a challenge for European research, in Brussels.
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