Kes Mccormick

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I am a Professor of Business Development and Sustainable Innovation at the Department of People and Society at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). I also hold a position at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. With a background in political science and environmental science, and 20 years of academic and management experience, I engage in a combination of research, education and collaboration activities on sustainability, business, innovation and governance. I am deeply engaged in online and onsite education, capacity building and lifelong learning including through Massive Open Online Courses with over 125,000+ participants.

I have extensive experience with research, innovation, project and stakeholder management based on diverse leadership roles. I have worked in 30+ projects and assignments collaborating with over 200+ organisations, including local governments, public agencies, business and industry, NGOs and SMEs. I collaborate continuously with a range of local and international organisations. Since 2004, I have produced over 120+ publications (with more than 280,000+ downloads and 6500+ citations) in a diversity of formats for a range of target audiences. Finally, I am an experienced teacher and course coordinator, and I am also a skilled moderator, engaging presenter and event organiser.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Sciences

Free keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Governance
  • Cities


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