Caroline Ashley



Caroline is the inaugural director of Steelwatch, the first international civil society organisation exclusively focused on driving decarbonization and transformation in the steel sector.

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

Prior to SteelWatch, Caroline led global programmes at Forum for the Future, exploring the transformations needed for a just and regenerative future, including how businesses can be future-fit. 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.

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.

Caroline Ashley will be speaking at the following sessions.

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