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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Dr Jenny Pope is a member of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia and Director of the Western Australian consultancy firm Integral Sustainability, which provides consultancy services to Government and industry on the integration of sustainability concepts into decision-making processes, with a focus on delivering positive sustainability outcomes from major projects. She is also Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at Edith Cowan University in Australia, and Associate Professor in Environmental Management at North-West University in South Africa.

Biography

Jenny is a practitioner, researcher and teacher of sustainability with over 30 years’ experience. She is currently a member of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (a statutory board that provides independent advice to government on environmental matters), and Director of Western Australian consulting firm Integral Sustainability, which works with business and government to integrate sustainability objectives and strategies into decision-making processes and operational practices on the ground.

Jenny also holds honorary academic positions at universities in Australia, South Africa and the UK. As a Fellow of CISL, she has been a tutor, dissertation supervisor and member of the core teaching team on the MSt programme since the first cohort. Jenny has qualifications in chemical engineering and public policy, and much of her work, including her PhD research has been focused on environmental management and sustainability as they relate to industrial operations and projects. Building on her environmental background, Jenny has also developed a passion for and expertise in the social dimensions of sustainability, particularly the relationship between business and the communities in which they operate. She is concerned with matters such as social impact assessment, social licence to operate, community engagement and participation, and the contribution of the resource sector to lasting community development and sustainability. Jenny has found that her own work at the nexus of practice and research provides an ideal basis from which to support students to drive real change for sustainability in a way that is informed by insights from research and academic rigour.

Dr Jenny  Pope
Member of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia
Director, Integral Sustainability