Jem Bendell

Jem Bendell
  • Founding Director
    The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

Jem is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (www.iflas.info) at the University of Cumbria in the UK, which runs a sustainability-themed MBA program with over 2000 students online from over 100 countries. He is a non-executive board member of impact investors Trimantium.com and advisory board member of GrassrootsEconomics.org which specializes in community currencies. Jem is a strategist and educator on social and organizational change, with 20 years of experience in sustainable development, corporate responsibility, philanthropy strategies and digital currencies. Since the mid 1990s he has helped create some leading multistakeholder alliances, and has written over 100 publications on related topics, including five books and UN reports. Today Jem focuses on enabling leadership capabilities for transitioning to a socio-economic system that allows greater connection to life.