Businessman and Conservationist. Founder and Director, Odyssey for Change; Founder and Trustee, Odyssey Conservation Trust; Founder and Director, Odyssey & Co.
BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:
Director and partner, Nouvelles Galeries Reunies, France; Vice-President and shareholder, Foster Advertising Sherwood Communications, Montreal, Founder and Chairman, Cox, Spring, O’Brien, New York; Founder and President, Cabo Delgado Biodiversity and Tourism Lda, Mozambique; Founder and Trustee Maluane Trust, Mozambique, Founder and Trustee Odyssey Conservation Trust.
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?
Building on extensive experience gained in his highly successful business career in Europe and North America, Christopher has created ground-breaking, community-based, conservation areas and preserved endangered species in Africa. He is now active on other continents, taking an original and holistic approach to conservation that encompasses environment health, human health and animal health – working closely with indigenous peoples, their traditional knowledge and values. And linking conservation to business worldwide.
LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?
Based in the UK and France, Odyssey operates worldwide.
IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?
We help to preserve areas of high biodiversity and provide hope and a better life for indigenous people whose traditional culture is based on the natural world, while at the same time giving meaning and purpose to businesses.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you :
“Treat the earth well, for it was not given to you by your parents, but lent to you by your children.” (Traditional African Saying)