Every Thursday a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, will define five key terms on FT Lexicon, our online economics, business and finance glossary.

Judi Marshall is professor of leadership and learning at Lancaster University Management School. Her research interests include leadership for sustainability, careers, systemic thinking, women in management, action research and gender in organisations. She is especially keen to bring more inquiry into issues of environmental sustainability and social justice into management school education.

Before joining LUMS in 2008, Prof Marshall was professor of organisational behaviour at the University of Bath School of Management, where, along with colleagues, she developed the MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice. She is the co-author of Leadership for Sustainability: An action research approach, that reports this work, along with the stories of 29 graduates ‘change agents’, taking action in their diverse worlds.

The five terms defined by Judi Marshall on FT Lexicon this week are:

Carbon footprint

Environmental sustainability

Internal activist

Responsible careers

Sustainability leaders

Compiled by Emmanuelle Smith

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