Dr Merrin specializes in connecting businesses with their environment, in particular the natural environment. He was raised on a New Zealand dairy farm and has a PhD in Geodesy (read expert in GPS Technology and Mapping). His career has connected him with all the continents of the world, from surveying at the South Pole to nature conservation projects in the tropics. He has been recognised with the Award of Merit for his work on the International Border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, voted the best conference presentation at the NZ Institute of Surveyors annual conference. He is active in numerous business and sustainability committees and NGOs. Dr Merrin Pearse is a weekly guest on Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 3 and he hosts a monthly community event called Green Drinks facilitating various speakers discussing social and environmental issues.