Prof. Jem Bendell Keynote Speech

Jem Bendell is Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of IFLAS

About Jem

Professor Jem Bendell is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria, UK. The Institute runs the world’s largest MBA in sustainability, with over 1,000 students from more than 100 countries. As an Independent Non-Executive Director at Trimantium Capital Professor Bendell sits on the Governance and Impact, and Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognised Professor Bendell as a Young Global Leader for his work on sustainable business alliances. With over 100 publications, including four books and five UN reports, he regularly appears in international media on topics of sustainable business and finance, as well as currency innovation. His TEDx talk is the most watched online talk on complementary currencies. In 2012 Professor Bendell co-authored the WEF report on the Sharing Economy. He is a special advisor to the United Nations Department that convenes the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. Previously he helped create innovative alliances, including The Finance Innovation Lab to promote sustainable finance.

Professor Bendell holds a Bachelor of Geography from Cambridge University and a PhD in International Policy from Bristol University.