Caroline Ashley



Caroline is an experienced leader and systems-thinker with diverse experience in change-making. A socio-economist by background, her career has spanned work in INGOs, policy research, policy making, business innovation, impact investment, consultancy, community development.

Rooted in international development, Caroline has lived and worked in multiple African and Asian countries. She worked in the Namibian government shaping post-apartheid environmental management, initiated approaches to address poverty within the tourism industry internationally, catalysed innovation with over 100 businesses through challenge funds and impact investment, and worked with multiple development banks on their development impact.

As economic justice strategic lead at Oxfam GB she led a global team supporting communities and challenging business around the world to stretch for greater socio-economic transformation and climate resilience. As global programmes director at Forum for the Future she led strategies that shift from incremental change to system transformation in energy, food and the role of business in society.

Caroline Ashley will be speaking at the following sessions.

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