Speaker Dax LOVEGROVE
As Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Dax works on all things net positive and disruptive to progress Kingfisher's sustainability ambitions across the international group. His responsibilities involve developing the sustainability strategy and policy framework across all environmental and social issues. This includes managing Kingfisher's relationships with its cohort of external partners and advisors, and supporting the international operating companies with their local sustainability strategies.
Previously, he led WWF-UK's work with business for just over a decade, developing the organisation's strategy for engaging with business & industry in order to win support for conservation and to drive shifts towards a green economy. He advised firms on thought leadership, net positive approaches and disruptive innovation and provided guidance and support for corporate sustainability strategies within a number of key sectors. He drove the net positive movement forward while also leading the international Green Game Changers programme – promoting green business innovation (see www.wwf.org.uk/innovation).
Before that, he worked in the private sector for various companies including American Express and a number of internet consultancies. His Masters in Sustainable Development covered social and environmental impacts of world economic policies, disasters and development, participatory development, land management policies and NGO-business interactions.
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