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Jem Bendell

Professor and Director
Jem Bendell is a Professor of Sustainability Leadership and the Founding Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria (UK), which now runs the world's largest specialist sustainability MBA programme. Bendell is a strategist and educator on social and organizational change, with almost 20 years of experience working for sustainable development. He previously worked with the United Nations and the environmental group WWF, as well as running his own management consulting firm. Professor Bendell has lived and worked in 9 countries. With over 100 publications, including UN reports and five books, he also helped create a number of leading multi-stakeholder alliances, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. Since 2010 Professor Bendell has focused on currency innovation, strategic philanthropy and leadership education. In 2013 he co-organised the first UN symposium on currency innovation for sustainable development. Professor Bendell advises cities and regions on creating and scaling their own local currencies to promote sustainable development. He is regularly in the media commentating on Bitcoin and currency innovation. He participates in the World Economic Forum’s working group on the Sharing Economy, writing its sections on currency innovation. His latest book, Healing Capitalism, is published by Greenleaf. www.jembendell.com

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Wednesday, May 7

09:15 CEST