Hinton’s work explores the relationships between core aspects of common business structures (including ownership, legal purpose, and profit-orientation) and global sustainability challenges. Her PhD work is part of an EU-funded project called ‘AdaptEconII: Adapting to a new economic reality’, which aims to build a sustainable post-growth economic model, using system dynamics methods.
Hinton holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and an MSc degree in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. Prior to starting her PhD, she was a co-director of the Post Growth Institute, a global network of researchers and activists seeking pathways to social-ecological prosperity beyond the growth-based economic system. In her work with the Post Growth Institute, she co-authored the book, How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World.
Originally from Colorado in the USA, Hinton lived in Greece from 2009 – 2016, during the economic crisis, working with both local initiatives and global networks to help lay the foundation for a new economic paradigm. In all of her work, she seeks to bridge activism, research, and business in order to co-create a more sustainable future for humanity.
Hinton also holds an associate position at the Post Growth Institute.
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of our women researchers. We would now like to showcase Jennifer Hinton, a PhD candidate studying the social dynamics of a sustainable biophysical resource economy