Jim McClelland is the Editor of Sustain - the leading UK magazine for Sustainability, Business & the Built Environment. He also heads up the 40-strong Editorial Board of the main magazine, drawn from across UK business and industry, with responsibilities that have included leading a Symposium Dinner with GLOBE UK, the all-party Parliamentary group, hosted at the House of Commons.
With a Masters degree in The Word & the Visual Imagination, Jim has amassed over 20 years experience in magazine publishing, with the majority of that time spent editing journals for the built environment sector.
His portfolio ranges from local newspapers, through regional and national periodicals and onto yearbooks and in-depth special reports. Freelance work includes articles authored specifically for such as blue-chip global concerns, or international markets via the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He has recently had work featured in supplements for The Times, plus been quoted in The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Events commitments include contributing in the role of programme director, chair, presenter or panellist at national and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.
He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Youth Charter for Sports, Culture & Arts and Steering Groups for such as the Defra-backed organisation for young property and construction professionals sharing an interest in sustainable development, SPONGE. He has also sat as a judge for the Environment Agency Water Efficiency Awards, Dalsouple 'Transform the Future' design competition, the IPA Magazine Design Awards, Interbuild New Product Awards, 100%Design Awards, plus City of London Corporation Sustainable City Awards and chairs the sustain Magazine Awards.
As a Sustainable Futurist, particular topics of interest include: Systemics, Swarm Theory, Semiotics, Greenwash, CSR, Living Roofs & Walls, EthEco Design & Choice Editing.
You can find him on Twitter as @sustainmagazine.