Conference

Melissa Edwards

Research Director | Centre for Business and Sustainable Development, UTS Business School

Melissa Edwards

About

Melissa Edwards is a Director of the Executive MBA program and Research Director of the Centre for Business and Sustainable Development at the UTS Business School. Her work draws across disciplines with an overarching aim to understand how people make sense of, organise, learn and adapt to complex social and environmental issues.

Her research focuses on stakeholder capitalism, hybrid organising and the leadership challenges of transitioning to new business models like the circular economy, social enterprises, regenerative businesses and B Corps. She explores the capabilities required for navigating recent trends such as ESG strategies and reporting, sustainable finance and impact investing, and setting ambitious goals and credible implementation plans to address climate change.

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