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The Global Challenges Forum

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Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

University of Surrey Guidlford Surrey GU2 7XH

The University of Surrey is delighted to be launching a brand new programme of events – the Global Challenges Forum – through which we hope to stimulate debate in the major world issues of today. This new programme will open with a Roland Clift Lecture. This year’s lecture will take place on the evening of Wednesday 15th May here at the University and we are very pleased to be welcoming Joanna Yarrow to present on ‘Inspiring and enabling a billion people to live better lives within the planet’s limits – insights into IKEA’s People and Planet Positive sustainability strategy’.

About Joanna Yarrow:

Joanna leads the IKEA Group’s work 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. Previously she was Head of Sustainability for IKEA UK & Ireland, where she led the integration of all aspects of sustainability into core business and innovation.

Joanna has long specialised in sustainable living and making green, healthy lifestyles both attractive & accessible through consultancy, broadcasting, writing & practical projects. She lives in Malmö in Southern Sweden, where she cycles to work, swims in the crazily cold sea and is turning her kitchen into a hydroponic salad farm.

About the Global Challenges Forum:

The Global Challenges Forum is a curated series of new and established lectures in which specially invited guest speakers will discuss their work to address some of the biggest societal challenges of our time and efforts to create a better future.About the Roland Clift Lecture:

Now in its sixth year, this annual lecture is named after the founder of the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability, Professor Roland Clift CBE, who is a leading thinker in industrial ecology and sustainability. The series continues to champion critical thinking in sustainable development and practice

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