Jem Bendell

Jem Bendell
  • Founding Director
    The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

Jem Bendell is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founding Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria in the United Kingdom, which runs the world's largest specialist sustainability MBA programme. Bendell is a strategist and educator on social and organizational change, with some 20 years of experience in responsible business development, sustainable development, transformative philanthropy and sustainable currencies. With over 100 publications, including UN reports and four books, he is an award-winning authority on innovation for sustainable development and has helped create a number of leading multistakeholder alliances. Bendell serves on a number of boards, including one that is the leading provider of open source software for community currencies.