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  Sustainability Mindset Adviser, she consults with corporate and academic institutions to help them develop and embed a new mindset. 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.

Dr. Rimanoczy is a Fellow of the Schumacher Institute, UK, and a Strategic Sustainability Adviser  for One Planet Education Networks (OPEN).  She is 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.

102 academics from 94 universities

She is the Convener of LEAP! an international cohort of  academics in 35 countries promoting a new mindset for sustainability. 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.

Dr. Rimanoczy is a 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 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 eight books, among others: BIG-BANG BEING: Developing the Sustainability Mindset, and STOP TEACHING: Principles and Practices for Responsible Management Education’.  She is co-editor of  Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Management Education and 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 her blogs appeared in the Huffington Post and Earthsayers TV. She gave a 2016 TEDx talk at Nova Southeastern University.

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.

She was nominated for the United Nations Global Compact SDG Change Pioneers (2016); she was awarded the Sven Ake Nilsson Author Scholarship for the contribution to knowledge development and scientific innovation (Sweden, 2005); and the Women Servant Leadership Award, Hong Kong, 2018.

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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