Research Fellow, Project Drawdown
Heather Jones, Ph.D., MBA is an economist with expertise in construction, environmental, and transportation economics. She specialises in econometric forecasting, data modelling, sustainable project evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, life cycle assessment, and accounting for environmental impacts.
Dr. Jones is a Research Fellow at Project Drawdown and a consultant on the Circular Economy at the World Bank. She previously worked as an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as a Chief Construction Economist, and has performed postdoctoral research. She has lectured at SciencesPo, MIT and Técnico-University of Lisbon.
In this week’s interview, we talk to Heather about how she defines ‘transformative adaptation’, the SDG business opportunity, the promise of smart cities, and the economic and personal costs related to the mass production and excess consumption of electronics rooted in planned obsolescence and a throw-away culture.