Stuart has seven years’ consultancy experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in a variety of sectors related to environmental, economic and social sustainability. He joined Resource Futures in 2012 after an internship at the UN Division for Sustainable Development during which he published the UN ‘Guidebook to The Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development’. His professional interests lie in improving resource efficiency of material supply chains and developing the circular economy to ease the transformation to a low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive economy. He has academic experience in sustainable development and specific expertise on the drivers of green growth and the circular economy.
He has managed several projects at Resource Futures, most notably an economic and environmental feasibility study into implementing a business model based upon circular economic principles - product re-use and closed-loop recycling - for a UK-based plastics manufacturer. He has a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from The University of Cambridge studying the circular economy for his thesis, focusing on the factors driving UK development of the circular economy for renewable and non-renewable resources. Consultant Stuart has specific expertise in data and policy analysis, modelling and scenario development, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and web development. He is a competent project manager and has produced many reports and guidance documents, and delivered training, workshops and focus groups for a variety of clients.