Dr Christian Toennesen


Christian is Director of Sustainability at Selfridges Group, where he helps develop and implement the vision of reinventing retail for a better future for people and planet; from transitioning to low-carbon operations to mainstreaming new circular business models. Prior to joining Selfridges Group, he spent 13 years in management consultancy, specialising in sustainable business transformation.

Christian did his military service in the Royal Danish Navy and completed a doctorate at the Oxford Martin School as the first James Martin Scholar. His research focused on identifying the mechanisms by which corporations can stay in business for the long term.

In his spare time, he likes running, birdwatching and snow.