Jo started her career as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers working mainly in Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. She then combined her interest in environmental protection and her knowledge of FSU countries to complete a PhD at Nottingham University Business School on corporate greening in the Russian Federation. She has since won grants from both the British Academy and ESRC looking at greening, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and civil society development across the Former Soviet Union and China. More recently she has developed an interest in CSR and gender. Jo has worked at University of Liverpool Management School, Aston Business School and Salford Business School in Manchester where she was UG Director, PG Director and Head of Department respectively.