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
Green Monday
Green Monday

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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