Yixian Sun is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He studies private governance, environmental politics, and sustainable consumption, with a regional focus on China. He completed his doctoral and master’s degrees from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva.
Yixian’s current research examines the influence and impacts of private sustainability governance in emerging economies and the agency of Southern actors towards sustainable practices. His book project analyzes the diffusion of private sustainability governance in China. Yixian’s work has been published in the Review of International Political Economy, Global Environmental Politics, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.