Gartner Expert

Shanna Grafeld

Assoc Principal Analyst

Shanna Grafeld is an associate principal analyst in Gartner's Executive Leadership of Digital Business practice.

Ms. Grafeld focuses primarily on sustainability and leadership, helping clients to integrate sustainability into their strategy and culture. She brings over a decade of experience as an ecological economist and is constantly seeking solutions that work for the economy, the environment, and society.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Grafeld has been a college professor, workshop facilitator, independent researcher, and corporate responsibility analyst. She had worked with a wide variety of partners from corporate, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. She has prepared and facilitated workshops and presentations to communicate complex sustainability issues for a wide audience.

Professional background

Flagler College and Nassau Community College

Adjunct Professor- Environmental Science

SGrafeld Ecological Economics

Sustainability Researcher

Regency Centers

Corporate Responsibility Analyst

Areas of coverage

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Sustainability


PhD Coursework, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

MS, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BS, Natural Resources, Oregon State University

Minor, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Oregon State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Sustainability strategy and leadership

2Net zero

3Sustainability culture and talent


5Culture hacking