Professor Martin Charter is the Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at UCA, which he co-founded in 1995 and has directed since 1996. He is Professor of Innovation and Sustainability and the Chair of Environmental & Social Sustainability Working Group (ESSWG) at UCA.
Martin previously held the roles of Visiting Professor of Sustainable Product Design at UCA and a Visiting Fellow at University of Southampton.
Prior to joining UCA, Martin worked at director level in a range of business sustainability projects in consultancy, leisure, publishing, training, events and research, with management positions held in strategy, research and marketing at organisations including Save & Prosper Group, Reed International, Creative Marketing Group and Kiveton Park (Holdings) Ltd. Martin was the launch Director of Greenleaf Publishing, Marketing Director at the Earth Centre and launched a range of SME networks focused on sustainable business, green electronics and eco-innovation.
He has been a member of advisory boards covering green electronics, environmental technology, sustainability reporting, sustainable innovation, including, for example, P&G, InterfaceFlor. EC Eco-Innovation Observatory, ResponseAbility Alliance and World Resources Forum.
Martin was the founder of the ‘Sustainable Innovation’ international conference series that is in its 21st year. He is a regular international conference speaker and is the (co)author and (co)editor of various books and publications - one of which (Eco-innovate! 2013) has had 50,000+ downloads.
Martin has an MBA from Aston Business School (UK) and postgraduate diploma in marketing. Martin was a delegate at The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. In 2015, Martin co-founded the Farnham Repair Café.
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