Samantha Sharpe


Dr. Samantha Sharpe is Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. Her research focuses on the intersect of the 'world of work' and climate change, and understanding the impacts on labour markets and employment from mitigation and adaptation actions to climate change. Her focus is innovation processes and systems that allow sustainable development pathways for firms and industries, through the development and adoption of new business models and enterprise types, and understanding how collective action through corporate social responsibility, stewardship and labour and environmental standards support innovation. Green jobs and greening employment have been a particular focus of her work with current projects investigating employment impacts of circular economy, increasing climate resilience in SMEs and employment and emerging markets in climate adaptation services. Her research has been funded by ILO, OECD, CSIRO and various governments in Australia, Europe and Asia.