Philippe is a writer and author of Gaia’s flagship reports calling the alert on the impact of the extractive industries on our planet: Opening Pandora’s Box (2012) and Short Circuit (2013). He is a Fairtrade business entrepreneur, currently running a microfinance institution in Malawi supporting small farmers and market traders, 80% of them women. Philippe is completing a Masters Degree in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christchurch University.