Charles is Founder and Chief Executive of LEADX.
Charles has advised some of the world’s leading companies on corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and reporting. He designed and launched Big Issue Invest, one of the UK’s leading social impact funds. He designed and launched an online community for addressing social and environmental challenges through ‘crowdsourced innovation’. He has also run his own corporate finance firm, advising numerous early stage ventures in the ‘green’ and ‘social impact’ markets on business strategy and fund raising.
In 2008 he was named as one of 'London's Most Influential People' in the environmental sector and in 2009 was featured by CNBC as one of 30 'Green Heroes'. He was a 2011 'London Leader', appointed by the London Sustainable Development Commission. He is a contributing author to the book 'Leadership for Sustainability'.
Darius is leading on the design and delivery of the LEADX Accelerator.
Darius has worked in 20 different countries and brings a wealth of experience from his time as entrepreneur growing a business to his work having with clients across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Media, Financial, Sports, Retail, Military, Public Sector non-profit businesses.
Over the past 6 years he has worked with over 5,000 people in groups and 1-2-1 developing their understanding and practice of 'How to create extraordinary value with integrity'. He did this by working with people on: Their Values – What is important to them; Their Brilliance – What they have to offer; Their Purpose – The contribution they want to make to the world.
Darius is Master Facilitator, Europe, for the NeuroLeadership Institute, a leading global research organization and pioneer in the neuroscience of leadership. Since its inception the Institute has united the world’s foremost neuroscientists, leadership researchers, and organizational practitioners with the purpose of transforming how we think, develop, and perform.
Darius is a Trustee, 100 hours Foundation, a charity dedicated to bringing wise & compassionate living & leadership to young people everywhere.