Interested in getting your own thought leader profile? Get Started Today.

Martin Brown

Vice President at Living Future Europe

Preston, United Kingdom

Regenerative + Sustainability Provocateur: Innovative, strategic sustainability and improvement consultant, speaker, writer & author.
Martin is an innovative and strategic sustainability & business improvement consultant at Fairsnape. A passionate advocate for sustainability innovation, supporting a wide range of built environment organisations in the UK, EU and globally. An acknowledged speaker, writer and author. FutuREstorative...

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: UK
Speaking Topics: Climate Change, Regenerative Thinking, Sustainability,

Martin Brown Points
Academic 5
Author 143
Influencer 129
Speaker 6
Entrepreneur 0
Total 283

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Sustainability
Theatre: UK , Europe and USA
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 25 Years
Last Media Training: 09/08/2020
Last Media Interview: 09/10/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy
Future of Work 31.01
PropTech 31.56
Supply Chain
Sustainability 56.06
Climate Change 46.96
Leadership 30.05
Ecosystems 31.10
Health and Wellness 30.89

Industry Experience

Building Materials, Clay & Glass
Engineering & Construction
Higher Education & Research


2 Article/Blogs
Storms and Starlight
October 03, 2021
Rekindling our relationship with nature ...

See publication

Tags: Climate Change, Health and Wellness, Ecosystems

Carbon is not the enemy …
December 12, 2018
If we are to address climate change, avoid climate breakdown, cap global temperature increase to 1.5 and to face up to the IPCC 2018 Report warnings, then only reducing carbon from buildings and construction will not be enough, we need to think different think bigger, think regenerative.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability

2 Books
March 04, 2019
Working Towards a New Sustainability

See publication

Tags: Sustainability, Future of Work

Sustainability Restorative to Regenerative
March 04, 2019
An exploration in progressing a paradigm shift in built environment thinking, from sustainability to restorative sustainability and on to regenerative sustainability

This publication explores: a language for sustainability that inspires, not confuses; a Social and Wellbeing world view of our place on the planet, Living Buildings that are restorative and regenerative and an essential component of climate change solutions; a Regenerative Heritage that shares memories of place from the past and provides lessons for the future; and Regenerative Economic thinking that is shifting the built environment from linear economics to regenerative economies.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change

1 Book Chapter
Squaring the Circle: Normal birth research, theory and practice in a technological age
Pinter & Martin Ltd
July 04, 2019
Chapter - Biophilic Design in Birthing Centres

See publication

Tags: Health and Wellness

1 eBook
The Regenerative Playbook
Content Coms
March 01, 2022
Getting Started with Regenerative Thinking in your Organisation

See publication

Tags: Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability

1 Influencer Newsletter
Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire ... Living nature-positive buildings as rainforests and terrariums embracing biogenic materials and biophilic thinking.
Regen Notes (Substack Newsletter)
January 18, 2023
Living nature-positive buildings as rainforests and terrariums embracing biogenic materials and biophilic thinking.

See publication

Tags: Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability

1 Journal Publication
Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainability in Higher Education
Sustainability Journal
January 13, 2019
Humans are at the center of global climate change: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are igniting sustainability with proactive, global, social goals, moving us away from the Brundtland paradigm ‘do nothing today to compromise tomorrows generation’. This promotes a regenerative shift in the sustainability concept, no longer only considering resources and energy, but also significant human-centric attributes.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability

3 Media Interviews
Healing the Future
Latitude Regenerative Real Estate
September 10, 2020

Martin Brown is a sustainability provocateur and regenerative practitioner that combines decades worth of construction background to help advance the built environment by looking holistically at practices that restore, revitalize, and offers hope.

Martin is a fellow Living Future Ambassador out of the U.K. and is the founder of Fairsnape. His company does consultancy and advocacy work for regenerative sustainability, built environment improvement, social responsibility and social media.

See publication

Tags: Climate Change, Leadership, Sustainability

What is the Living Building Challenge?
August 12, 2020
Martin Brown from Fairsnape explains how the Living Building Challenge is a holistic standard that benefits health and the environment.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability

Green Gorilla Conversations
Green Gorilla
March 04, 2019
Have you heard of the living building challenge? It's a relatively little known (at least in the UK) certification scheme that likens buildings to flowers, and has absolute imperatives with concerns to energy, water and air quality instead of requesting incremental improvements.
For those of you that think that BREEAM or LEED are too little too late to make a real impact on the environment, LBC might be the answer for you. Enjoy this fascinating interview with Martin Brown, LBC pioneer in the UK and ranking among the top ten influencers and experts in sustainability in the Onalitica's list (Bill Gates being the first!!). He also gives us his tips on how to enjoy our sustainability consultancy jobs more.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability

1 Speaking Engagement
What can we learn from International Sustainability Standards.
Future Build
March 05, 2019
A session with will draw on approaches taken from international standards, such as RELI, SITEs, Ecodistricts, EDGE, Powerhouse and, above all, the Living Building Challenge. It will examine the framework tools used and discuss their relevance to the UK. The Living Building Challenge (LBC) describes itself as the world’s most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings. It is a framework to create spaces that, like a flower, give more than they take. Through its seven petals or performance areas – water, energy, materials, place, equity, beauty, health and happiness – the LBC tackles this ambitious goal: what if every single act of design and construction could make the world a better place? LBC focuses on regenerative design to restore our environment and rethinking buildings as biological organisms integrated into our ecosystem.

See publication

Tags: Sustainability, PropTech, Ecosystems

1 Training
Living Future Europe Masterclass
Living Future Europe
September 22, 2021
Regenerative Thinking. Kick off presentation for the 2021 Regenerative Masterclass

See publication

Tags: Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability

Thinkers360 Credentials

5 Badges


1 Article/Blog
2021 A Year of Regenerative Thinking
January 09, 2022
Regen Notes

The most important question we should now be asking is are we degenerative or regenerative? Are our desicsions and actions healing or harming the future?

Aldo Leopold summed it up way back  “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”

Regen Notes set out on its journey in January 2021 as a newsletter of regenerative news, stories and more. It is a companion to Zoom Regenerative events and podcasts where we explore spaces between regenerative dots, share themes and work that invigorates, inspires and feeds our curiosity. Rediscover highlights from the 2021 editions and Subscribe for 2022 editions.


Storms and Starlight: Rekindling our relationship with nature ... October 21

Before the Deluge: COP26 November 21

The Living Mountain at COP26 November 21

Restore Body of Knowledge April 21

Rethink Resonate Regenerate October 21

SlowWays - Where will you go? April 21

Ending the Climate Crisis in one Generation October 21

Mindful Spaces and Places with Sofie Lacey (Podcast) September 21

Somehow, whilst we had all been busy, while had been doing all the small things that add up to life … the future had slipped into the present. August 21

At Solstice December 21

View all here

See blog

Tags: Sustainability, Climate Change


Contact Martin Brown

Book Martin Brown for Speaking

Book a Meeting

Media Kit

Share Profile

Contact Info


Martin Brown