Joanna Yarrow Keynote Speaker

  • Expert in sustainable business, ESG and sustainable living
  • Chief Sustainability Officer M&C Saatchi Group, & Founding Partner M&C Saatchi Life
  • Former Global Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living for IKEA

Joanna Yarrow's Biography

Joanna is an international expert in sustainable living & a respected voice in sustainable business.

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.

A “face” of sustainability, 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.

With over 25 years’ experience in applying sustainability principles to projects ranging from household makeovers to multinational business strategies, Joanna brings confidence, humour, vision & clarity to the challenges of net zero, ESG & healthy, sustainable living.

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Videos of Joanna Yarrow

Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living, IKEA Group
Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living, IKEA Group
Joanna Yarrow (1 October) at PPMA Total Show 2019
Joanna Yarrow (1 October) at PPMA Total Show 2019
MAKING ENERGY SAVING EASY - Joanna Yarrow
MAKING ENERGY SAVING EASY - Joanna Yarrow
Green Monday
Green Monday

Books by Joanna Yarrow

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

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