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Joanna Yarrow

Joanna Yarrow

Chief Sustainability Officer, M&C Saatchi Group

Joanna is an international expert in sustainable living & a respected voice in sustainable business, with 25 years’ cross-sectoral experience in strategic leadership, organisational change & development, communications & engagement, innovation & co-creation.

She is Chief Sustainability Officer for the M&C Saatchi Group (the world’s largest independent creative solutions company) & Founding Partner of M&C Saatchi LIFE – a strategic creative consultancy making sustainable living mainstream. She is also NED at sustainable placemaking company Human Nature (designing & places that make sustainable living easy & attractive) & sits on P&G’s global sustainability advisory board.

Previously she was Global Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living for IKEA, focusing on making sustainable & healthy living affordable, attractive & accessible for as many people as possible worldwide, & before that she was Head of Sustainability for IKEA UK & Ireland, where she led the integration of all aspects of sustainability into core business & innovation. She was a founder of the sustainability company Beyond Green, providing strategic advice to clients ranging from city leaders to the Olympics.

Joanna has also been a prolific media personality. She presented BBC3’s ‘Outrageous Wasters’ & has appeared on lifestyles & current affairs programmes including GMTV & ITV Tonight. She has also presented ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover, bringing a glamorous green touch to interior design. Joanna is the author of “1,001 Ways You Can Save the Planet”, “How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint” & “Eco-logical!” – books designed to make green living easy & accessible for a broad range of readers.