Science director, Professor
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- Marine & Fisheries governance
- Seafood trade & value chains
- Cross-scale interactions and adaptive governance
- Finance and global environmental commons
- Social network analysis
Beatrice’s research focuses on sustainable food systems and on sustainable finance, specifically how environmental impacts can be better accounted for in financial decision-making. Beatrice is a professor in Sustainability Science at the SRC.
Beatrice received her PhD in Systems Ecology in 2006, and the first decade of her academic career included various aspects of fisheries governance in small-scale fisheries in developing countries, ranging from East Africa to Philippines. Her academic focus then was on understanding barriers to the development of institutions that promote both sustainable resource governance and equitable resource distribution and poverty alleviation. This involved examining the role of trade and traders for perpetuating unsustainable dynamics in small and larger-scale fisheries. Throughout her career, she has combined her background in marine ecology with methods from sociology, political science, political ecology and economics; ranging from social network analysis, to value chain analysis and purely qualitative analysis, such as ethnography.
More recently, the scope of her work has widened to encompass multiple aspect of the wider food system, and an examination of corporate financial investments that drive norms and practices of actors across the food system, and other sectors.
She has been involved in multiple initiatives and programs to champion science-business collaborations to support transforming towards sustainability, including dialogues with the financial sector and the global seafood sector (SeaBOS). She contributed to the EAT-Lancet commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, and co-chaired the Blue Food Assessment.
Her latest projects involve a 10 year transdisciplinary program with an aim and mandate to co-create research that balances the environment, equity and economics, to inform a transformation of investment practices. It also includes an 8 year program to deliver research that can support the consideration and incorporation of meaningful biodiversity measures into corporate financial decision making.
News articles with Crona, Beatrice
Research news | 2024-01-08
New system guides businesses to act within planetary boundaries
Only measuring carbon emissions will not help companies understand if they are on track in their sustainability work. A research team of ecologists and economists has developed a new reporting system: Earth System Impact, ESI
Research news | 2023-05-22
Financial actors and academia join forces to build back biodiversity
Today is International Biodiversity Day! This year with the theme “From agreement to action: build back biodiversity”, and for us, that is a good reason to highlight the potential of the finance sector in reviving biodiversity
Research news | 2023-02-22
Blue foods can help solve multiple global challenges
Blue foods – fish, shellfish, algae and aquatic plants – can be instrumental in solving multiple global crises, new analysis shows
General news | 2022-12-22
Beatrice Crona and Magnus Nyström appointed as new science directors
Shifts in the scientific leadership of SRC in the new year