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Julia Binder is Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation at IMD and Director of the IMD Center for Sustainable and Inclusive Business.
In 2022, Julia was selected for the Thinkers50 radar list as one of the 30 thinkers to watch in the coming year.
Julia’s expertise includes teaching and researching sustainability in organizations, with a focus on sustainable innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing. In her work she explores the processes, strategies, and mechanisms that allow entrepreneurs and managers to align economic, social, and environmental impact in initiating and transforming their businesses.
Julia received her PhD summa cum laude on her thesis on sustainable entrepreneurship from the Technical University of Munich.
Prior to joining IMD, Julia was Deputy to the Vice President for Innovation at EPFL and led the school’s sustainability initiative Tech4Impact. In this role she has established a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together actors from academia, business, NGO’s, governments, and the civil society to realize innovative and entrepreneurial solutions that have the potential to achieve sustainable impact.