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Dr Sally Jeanrenaud

Dr Sally Jeanrenaud

Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Development


Sally is an international specilaist in sustainable development with over twenty years experience in research, teaching and convening. As an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Development, Sally researches in the areas of sustainability-oriented innovation in business; innovations inspired by nature, and more recently into the role of contemplative science and wisdom in the transition to a wellbeing economy.

She was one of the co-founders of the One Planet MBA, and co-author of the 2017 Wiley text book: Sustainable Business: A One Planet Approach. She designed and delivered creative core and elective modules, with innovative pedagogies such as Biomimicry and Business: innovations inspired by nature.

As a Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Development Sally was commissioned, with colleagues, to undertake a systematic review of the academic literature on sustainability-oriented innovation by the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS). This has generated academic papers, executive reports and policy briefs with influence and impact. https://nbs.net

She obtained an EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network grant funding the 2013-2016 project ‘Innovating for Sustainability’ (I4S). She was a senior member of the Steering Group, collaborating with seven Universities, from across Europe, and one from South Africa, and supervising a PhD student researching nature-inspired innovation, as well as acting as mentor for a further 7 PhD students researching sustainability-oriented innovation http://www.abis-global.org/projects/i4s.

She designed and fundraised for the Business School’s ‘Sustainable Innovation Lab’, and worked with colleagues to deliver multi-stakeholder events, bringing together business leaders, NGOs, and government agencies to explore how sustainability is driving innovation and creating new forms of value in corporations.
http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/research/areas/topics/management/susinlab/

Before joining the Business School, Sally established the Green Economy Coalition and worked as the founding Programme Director, collaborating with numerous international environmental, development, trade union, consumer, business and reporting organisations, to accelerate the transition to an equitable and green economy http://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/. Before that she developed and coordinated IUCN’s global and regional policy dialogues on the Future of Sustainability.

She has extensive field experience in Asia, Africa and Western Europe, and has worked for a range of international organizations including WWF International, IUCN, CARE International, DFID and IIED, in special advisory roles, policy and programme development, and project management. She is also on the Boards of two educational organizations: OPEN for Business (One Planet Education Networks) and The Fintry Trust.

Research interests

  • Contemplative Science, Wisdom and Social Change
  • Sustainability-oriented innovation
  • Biomimicry and business – learning from nature
  • Contested transition to sustainable economy
  • Poverty eradication and environment

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Jeanrenaud SJ, Jeanrenaud J-P, Gosling J (eds)(2017). Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach. Chichester, UK, Wiley.
Adams R, Jeanrenaud S, Bessant J, Denyer D, Overy P (2016). Sustainability-oriented Innovation: a Systematic Review. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(2), 180-205. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2002). People-Oriented Approaches in Global Conservation: is the leopard changing its spots?. London, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Publications by category


Books

Jeanrenaud SJ, Jeanrenaud J-P, Gosling J (eds)(2017). Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach. Chichester, UK, Wiley.
Fisher RJ, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E, Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power., Earthscan / James & James. Abstract.
Adams WM, Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World., World Conservation Union. Abstract.  Full text.
Fisher RJ, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E, Jeanrenaud SJ (2005). Poverty and Conservation. Landscapes, People and Power., Gland: the World Conservation Union.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2002). People-Oriented Approaches in Global Conservation: is the leopard changing its spots?. London, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
Jeanrenaud S (2001). Communities and Forest Management in Western Europe a Regional Profile of WG-CIFM the Working Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management., IUCN. Abstract.

Journal articles

Mead T, Jeanrenaud S (2017). The elephant in the room: biomimetics and sustainability?. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 6(2), 113-121. DOI.
Adams R, Jeanrenaud S, Bessant J, Denyer D, Overy P (2016). Sustainability-oriented Innovation: a Systematic Review. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(2), 180-205. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.
Seebode D, Jeanrenaud S, Bessant J (2012). Managing innovation for sustainability. R and D Management, 42(3), 195-206. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Jeanrenaud SJ, Jeanrenaud J-P (2017). Challenging. In Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach. In Jeanrenaud S, Jeanrenaud J-P, Gosling J (Eds.) Sustainable Business. A One Planet Approach, Chichester: Wiley, 1-51.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2017). Changing: Towards a One Planet Approach. In  (Ed) Sustainable Business. A One Planet Approach, Chichester: Wiley, 53-86.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2017). The Mindful Promise: Leading with Integrity for a Sustainable Future. In Mabey C (Ed) Leadership Matters? Finding Voice, Connection and Meaning in the 21st Century, London: Routledge.
Blaikie P, Jeanrenaud S (2013). Biodiversity and human welfare. In  (Ed) Social Change and Conservation, 46-70. DOI.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Fisher R, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E (2010). Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power. In Roe D, Elliott J (Eds.) The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation, Earthscan / James & James, 27-41.

Reports

Jeanrenaud SJ (2016). European Policy Brief. Innovation for Sustainability. Implications for Public Policy. ABIS,  Brussels, Belgium, ABIS. 7 pages.
Jeanrenaud SJ, von Stamm, B, Ernst, D (2014). Towards Sustainability Oriented Innovation: Insights from the Sustainable Innovation Lab (SusIN Lab). XXV ISPIM Conference, Dublin, Ireland 8-11 June, ISPIM. Abstract.
Howard MB, Jeanrenaud S, Correia F (2012). Desso and the Cradle to Cradle Challenge: Rethinking Carpet as a Closed Loop Supply System. Cranfield, UK, European Case Clearing House (ECCH).
Bessant J, Adams RJ, Jeanrenaud S, Overy PC, Denyer D (2012). Innovating for sustainability: a systematic review of the body of knowledge. Network for Business Sustainability,  London, Ontario, Canada, Network for Business Sustainability. Abstract.  Full text.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). The Future of Sustainability. Have your say!. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, IUCN.

Publications by year


2017

Jeanrenaud SJ, Jeanrenaud J-P (2017). Challenging. In Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach. In Jeanrenaud S, Jeanrenaud J-P, Gosling J (Eds.) Sustainable Business. A One Planet Approach, Chichester: Wiley, 1-51.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2017). Changing: Towards a One Planet Approach. In  (Ed) Sustainable Business. A One Planet Approach, Chichester: Wiley, 53-86.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Jeanrenaud J-P, Gosling J (eds)(2017). Sustainable Business: a One Planet Approach. Chichester, UK, Wiley.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2017). The Mindful Promise: Leading with Integrity for a Sustainable Future. In Mabey C (Ed) Leadership Matters? Finding Voice, Connection and Meaning in the 21st Century, London: Routledge.
Mead T, Jeanrenaud S (2017). The elephant in the room: biomimetics and sustainability?. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 6(2), 113-121. DOI.

2016

Jeanrenaud SJ (2016). European Policy Brief. Innovation for Sustainability. Implications for Public Policy. ABIS,  Brussels, Belgium, ABIS. 7 pages.
Adams R, Jeanrenaud S, Bessant J, Denyer D, Overy P (2016). Sustainability-oriented Innovation: a Systematic Review. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(2), 180-205. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.

2014

Jeanrenaud SJ, von Stamm, B, Ernst, D (2014). Towards Sustainability Oriented Innovation: Insights from the Sustainable Innovation Lab (SusIN Lab). XXV ISPIM Conference, Dublin, Ireland 8-11 June, ISPIM. Abstract.

2013

Blaikie P, Jeanrenaud S (2013). Biodiversity and human welfare. In  (Ed) Social Change and Conservation, 46-70. DOI.

2012

Howard MB, Jeanrenaud S, Correia F (2012). Desso and the Cradle to Cradle Challenge: Rethinking Carpet as a Closed Loop Supply System. Cranfield, UK, European Case Clearing House (ECCH).
Bessant J, Adams RJ, Jeanrenaud S, Overy PC, Denyer D (2012). Innovating for sustainability: a systematic review of the body of knowledge. Network for Business Sustainability,  London, Ontario, Canada, Network for Business Sustainability. Abstract.  Full text.
Seebode D, Jeanrenaud S, Bessant J (2012). Managing innovation for sustainability. R and D Management, 42(3), 195-206. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Jeanrenaud SJ, Fisher R, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E (2010). Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power. In Roe D, Elliott J (Eds.) The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation, Earthscan / James & James, 27-41.

2008

Fisher RJ, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E, Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). Linking Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Landscapes, People and Power., Earthscan / James & James. Abstract.
Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). The Future of Sustainability. Have your say!. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, IUCN.
Adams WM, Jeanrenaud SJ (2008). Transition to Sustainability: Towards a Humane and Diverse World., World Conservation Union. Abstract.  Full text.

2005

Fisher RJ, Maginnis S, Jackson W, Barrow E, Jeanrenaud SJ (2005). Poverty and Conservation. Landscapes, People and Power., Gland: the World Conservation Union.

2002

Jeanrenaud SJ (2002). People-Oriented Approaches in Global Conservation: is the leopard changing its spots?. London, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

2001

Jeanrenaud S (2001). Communities and Forest Management in Western Europe a Regional Profile of WG-CIFM the Working Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management., IUCN. Abstract.

Modules

2017/18

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