Christopher is a co-founder and CEO of The Paddy Ashdown Forum, a think tank to produce new thinking on domestic, European, and international issues. PAF is a full member of the European Liberal Forum and Christopher collaborates with European and international think tanks on a diverse range of research topics from Climate Change and trade, agriculture, biodiversity, production / consumption systems, the single market, human rights, geopolitics, the EU and Future Growth, Mercosur Agreements, Climate Justice, Climate Taxes and others. Consequently, Christopher has written many papers across the above topics and is a member of the China Foreign Affairs working group. Concurrently, Christopher co-founded Sustainable Viability (previously The CMG Consultancy – founded 2007), to promote critical systems thinking within decision making to advance validated and comparable integrated sustainability and impact reporting. During this time, Christopher conducted deep research projects connecting integrated value systems of production and consumption with the biosphere – The 5 Essential Steps to Sustainable Viability. He has written and co-authored several books, published 35 articles and written over 150 private reports and policy papers, covering international trade, biodiversity, financial services, production consumption, agriculture, energy, water, waste, industrial wastewater, transport, enterprise risk management, infrastructure, shipping, air pollution, chemicals, communities. Additionally, Christopher contributed to The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Life Cycle, Scope 3 Technical Guidance, and others. (Scopes1,2,3) as well as keynote speaker and adviser to ASEIC working group on SMEs.