Dr Cle-Anne Gabriel
Cle-Anne Gabriel
  • PhD, Management (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • MEng, Material Flow Management / Environmental Engineering (Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • MSc, Environmental Policy and Administration (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
  • BSc, Environmental & Natural Resource Management, and Geography (University of the West Indies)
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Room 528, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Cle-Anne is a Lecturer within the Strategy Discipline, and UQ Business School’s Director for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME).

She is a sustainable development specialist who has worked on projects and assignments funded by organisations such as Australian Aid (AusAID), the European Union (EU) and New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). She designed and delivered an Energy Baseline Study for the city of Dunedin in New Zealand and provided policy advice on the city’s Energy Plan and the lead-up to its accession to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. She designed and delivered research programmes for the Japanese Ministry for Environment, comparing German and Japanese renewable energy policies, and understanding the electricity import and export balance situation and grid expansion policies of German transmission system operators. She also worked on the review of Australian Aid’s Lighting Vanuatu programme, which involved an evaluation of the business models used to supply solar lighting to households in the remote islands of Vanuatu. Cle-Anne has a strong research consulting and evaluation track record, previously working on EU projects such as ZECOS (Zero CO2e Emission Certification System - http://www.zecos.eu/) and SEMS (Sustainable Energy Management Systems - http://www.sems-project.eu/).

Cle-Anne researches in the areas of renewable energy enterprise, sustainable development and post-growth futures, and business models for sustainability. She is an accomplished case teacher, having won a 2018 Paul Lawrence Fellowship for her leadership and innovation using the Case Method in large undergraduate classrooms.

Research interests

Business Models for Sustainability
Types and characteristics of sustainability business models, especially in developing and emerging economies
Renewable Energy Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Business models of renewable energy enterprises and incumbent utilities, especially in context of difficult institutional environments.

Institutional support and incentives for low-carbon energy transition, including tax and policy incentives and aid or development incentives.

Sustainable Development and Post-Growth Futures
Business and societal challenges of the post-growth era


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  • Academy of Management
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA)


2018 – Awarded Paul R Lawrence Fellowship, Case Research Foundation (USA)
2016 – Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups and Small Business, ANZAM 2016 (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management) Conference, ‘Best Stream Reviewer’