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Matthew Lynch

NBS Staff discuss their interests, their goals, and what drove them to pursue business sustainability.

What is your official job description at NBS?

I am the Director of Partnerships at NBS. I work with the NBS team to grow and foster relationships with other organizations to help NBS to expand its network and impact.

Why did you decide to work at NBS?

I have been a fan of NBS for more than a decade. It was certainly one of my “go to” resources for cutting edge thinking on business sustainability well before I started working here!

It is a privilege to be now part of such a wonderful organization, helping to equip business leaders and policymakers with research-driven insights to drive the transition to a net-zero, nature-positive and inclusive future.

How did you become interested in the area of business sustainability?

I originally trained as an environmental engineer. My first job was working in the environmental department of a tin mine in Indonesia, working on reporting and management systems. This really opened my eyes to the challenges, but also the opportunities, for businesses to contribute to sustainable development. That was over 25 years ago, and I have been working in the field ever since.

What are your interests outside work?

I am on the Board of an NGO called Reforest London which drives community engagement in the environment through planting trees. I am a keen soccer player and cyclist, and try to do a triathlon now and then.

My main interest outside work though is spending time with my amazing wife and two daughters.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

“Try to learn something new every day.”

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