Jem Bendell is a professor and the owner-director of Lifeworth Consulting, providing solutions for systemic change towards sustainable development. For 16 years he has consulted with business, United Nations (UN) and civil society, while writing over 100 publications on the social responsibility of organizations.
In this TEDxTransmedia presentation he denounces the crisis in the monetary system.
About Jem Bendell
Professor Jem Bendell is an advisor, educator, researcher and writer with fifteen years at the forefront of innovations in business responses to sustainable development.
With a PhD in international policy, over 100 publications (including four books and four United Nations reports), Dr Bendell is an award-winning international authority on business-society relations, lecturing in fifteen countries.
Since graduating from the University of Cambridge, Bendell has sought collaboration with people who seek to contribute to, and benefit from, the transformation of markets to promote global well-being. He is an Adjunct Professor at Griffith Business School (Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise) and Distinguished Visiting Professor at IE Business School.
Director of Lifeworth Consulting, coordinating a team of four strategists and educators on social and organisational change, he has worked with UN agencies, NGOs, universities, firms and foundations in over a dozen countries, having lived and worked in eight. He has helped create innovative initiatives, including: the Marine Stewardship Council, to endorse sustainable fisheries, The Financial Innovation Lab, to promote sustainable finance, founded and runs CSR Geneva, a network of over 700 professionals in Geneva, and the Authentic Luxury Network, for professionals promoting responsible luxury goods and services. His “Deeper Luxury” report on the responsibility of luxury brands, appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines worldwide in the month of its release and continues to appear in fashion and business press today.
He now specializes in:
* responsible business development,
* sustainable currency systems,
* alliances for sustainable development, and
* transformative philanthropy.
As an academic, Professor Bendell has lectured at business and design schools around the world, worked with the Dean of a business school in Australia to make it a leading sustainability school in the Asia Pacific, and been an academic convenor for three international conferences on this subject (in the UK, Switzerland and Australia). Bendell’s fourth book, The Corporate Responsibility Movement, was published in 2009. His latest book is Evolving Partnerships: working with business for greater social change, also from Greenleaf. In 2012 The World Economic Forum recognized him as a Young Global Leader.
Jem’s blog site is http://jembendell.wordpress.com/