PhD candidate

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Profile summary

  • Systems thinking
  • Sustainable economy
  • Business for sustainability
  • Post-growth economy
  • Social drivers of overconsumption
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Cross-scale dynamics

Jennifer Hinton's research focuses on the effects of different business structures on global sustainability challenges such as pollution, resource use, and inequality

Hinton’s work explores the relationships between core aspects of common business structures (including ownership, legal purpose, and profit-orientation) and global sustainability challenges. Her PhD work is part of an EU-funded project called ‘AdaptEconII: Adapting to a new economic reality’, which aims to build a sustainable post-growth economic model, using system dynamics methods.

Hinton holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and an MSc degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. Prior to starting her PhD, she was a co-director of the Post Growth Institute, a global network of researchers and activists seeking pathways to social-ecological prosperity beyond the growth-based economic system. In her work with the Post Growth Institute, she co-authored the book, How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World.

Originally from Colorado in the USA, Hinton lived in Greece from 2009 – 2016, during the economic crisis, working with both local initiatives and global networks to help lay the foundation for a new economic paradigm. In all of her work, she seeks to bridge activism, research, and business in order to co-create a more sustainable future for humanity.

Hinton also holds an associate position at the Post Growth Institute.

Publications by Hinton, Jennifer

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