Team > 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, consultancy, community development, business innovation and impact investment.
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 in DFID-funded challenge funds, 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 for 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.
I’m driven by climate alarm, ambition for us to transform our economy, a belief that huge change is both possible and essential, and unending questions about how to make change happen.
Today’s announcement on the Scunthorpe steelworks, hot on the heels of September’s announcement on Port Talbot steelworks, provides one step in transition to a clean competitive…
Four prominent steel companies have announced plans to reline blast furnaces, which are used to produce coal-based steel, that will lock in CO2 emissions of almost 500 Mt. SteelWatch and Solutions forOur Climate (SFOC) shed light on the alarming investments made by steel companies in coal-based steel production, driving millions of additional tonnes of emissions and running counter to their nations’ climate pledges. The commentary underscores the pressing necessity for transitioning to greener alternatives and intensifying climate scrutiny in investment choices to steer clear of coal-based steel production. It also underscores the implications for these companies’ competitiveness and the planet’s stability.