Charlene Collison

Associate Director, Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods, Forum for the Future 
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Charlene supports Forum for the Future’s thought leadership on systemic and collaborative change processes.  She heads Forum’s Challenge Lab on Sustainable Value Chains, which works to make value chains of key land-based commodities net positive, through employing sustainable and regenerative agriculture, providing decent livelihoods and using fair, distributive business models.

Charlene leads multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives across a range of sectors and themes, including directing the Cotton 2040 initiative. Charlene also leads strategy projects with a range of brands, particularly in apparel, with a focus on using futures tools to diagnose and act on emerging systemic challenges. 

She has over 20 years experience in futures, systems thinking, and organisational change for sustainability. Her educational qualifications include an MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Management College, a BA in International Relations and Diploma in Organisational Change and Development.

“What I find most rewarding is the opportunity to distil what I've learned from practical application of systems change through Forum's projects into insights that can be shared with others - and at the same time learning through and from others in the School in ways that can inform my own work.”