Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.


Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. has made it her life purpose to promote change accelerators. Aware of the complex challenges our planet (and us in it) are facing, she works alongside those who can make an impact on a greater scale. She developed the Sustainability Mindset, a concept she researched by studying business leaders who championed corporate initiatives with a positive impact on the environment and the community. What inspired these leaders to act in a business-as-unusual way?

As a Strategic Sustainability Adviser, she consults with corporate and academic institutions to connect their values and assets with the competitive advantage Sustainability offers. It is a powerful trend that not only is a wise focus in terms of the planet we inhabit, but also a positioning that attracts millennials.

She has been a Senior Partner with Leadership in Motion (LIM LLC)   since 1998, and an Executive Coach with team and individuals in multi-national corporations in the pharmaceutical industry, financial services, NGOs and food production fields. She has worked in North- and Latin America, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

68 academics from 65 universities

She is the Convener of LEAP! an international cohort of 68 academics from 65 universities on five continents promoting innovation and sustainability through learning-teaching-researching and community projects. LEAP was officially designated the PRME Working Group on the Sustainability Mindset in June 2015 at the Global Forum of UN PRME in New York. The members of the Working Group  develop awareness of the Sustainability Mindset in their context and culture,  writing papers, and presenting at conferences.

Isabel is the Global Academic Ambassador for AIM2Flourish, the international initiative to promote businesses as agents of world benefit. A2F  is supported by the United Nations PRME and Global Compact. The Prizes, which will be first handed out in June 2017, are an international showcase of entrepreneurial innovation working towards what needs to be our global agenda: the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Isabel is the author of several books, among others: BIG BANG BEING: Developing the Sustainability Mindset (Second edition of ‘Big Bang Being: Developing the Sustainability Mindset for a New Planetary Imprint’ forthcoming 2017) and Stop Teaching: Principles and Practices for Responsible Management Education’.  In 2008 she co-authored Action Reflection Learning: Solving Real Business Problems by Connecting Learning with Earning based on her research about adult learning.  

A natural and engaging Speaker and presenter at international conferences, Isabel has published over 140 articles and book chapters and is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. She gave a 2016 TEDx talk at Nova Southeastern University.

Most recently, Isabel was Scholar in Residence at Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, Florida – the largest private university in the state of Florida – with the mandate to support NSU’s commitment to address, engage and respond to current and emerging corporate social responsibility in the area of sustainability.  She also taught her course ‘Sustainability Mindset’ to students across campus.

Isabel is a member of GRLI, the Global Responsible Leadership Initiative. She is the Founder and Director of MINERVAS, Women Changing the World, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports women making a difference.  She earned her doctorate at Columbia University, has her MBA from Universidad de Palermo and  is a Licensed Psychologist from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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