Joanna Yarrow Keynote Speaker

  • Expert in sustainable living - Campaigns Director at Human Nature & Strategy Director at M&C Saatchi Group
  • Former Head of Sustainability for IKEA UK
  • Founder of the sustainability company, Beyond Green

Joanna Yarrow's Biography

Joanna is an international expert in sustainable living.  She is the Campaigns Director at Human Nature & Strategy Director at M&C Saatchi Group.  Previously, she worked at the Ingka Group (the largest IKEA franchisee and business partner) to make sustainable and healthy living affordable, attractive and accessible for as many people as possible worldwide, with the goal to inspire and enable 1 billion people to live better lives within the limits of the planet by 2030.  Before this role, she was Head of Sustainability for IKEA UK & Ireland, where she led the integration of all aspects of sustainability into core business and innovation.

She has long specialised in sustainable living and making green, healthy lifestyles attractive and accessible through consultancy, broadcasting, writing & practical projects. She was a founder of the sustainability company Beyond Green, providing strategic advice to clients ranging from city leaders to the Olympics. A “face” of sustainability, Joanna has also been a prolific media personality. She presented BBC3’s Outrageous Wasters, and has appeared on lifestyles and current affairs programmes including GMTV and 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” and “Eco-logical!” – books designed to make green living easy & accessible for a broad range of readers.

In October 2021, she joined the Sustainability Board of Procter & Gamble.



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Videos of Joanna Yarrow

Green Monday
Green Monday

Blogs & Articles

Books by Joanna Yarrow

1001 Ways You Can Save the Planet: Practical Ideas to Heal and Change the World
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 365 Ways to Save Energy, Resources, and Money

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