Caroline Ashley

Head of the Editorial Committee

The inclusive business space is experimenting, evolving and mainstreaming. It is essential that we all share our lessons, failures, and insights and exchange information more fluently. This need is what inspired me as founder Editor of the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business for 7 years until December 2017. And it is why I am now delighted to chair the Editorial Committee for iBAN blue and help shape a platform that inspires and supports effective inclusive business practice.

Caroline focuses on how innovative economic models can deliver more inclusive and resilient development.

Caroline has worked on markets, business models and investment approaches that deliver social impact for many years in roles with challenge funds, impact investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, NGOs and policy makers. As Results Director of the DFID Business Innovation Facility, and Sida Innovations Against Poverty programme, she founded the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business in 2010, then took on hosting it, and acted as Editor of the Hub for 7 years before it transitioned into managed by IBAN.

Most recently Caroline led economic justice programmes at Oxfam GB, before moving to Forum for the Future, to lead global systems change programmes to accelerate our transition to a sustainable future.