Chief Executive, Forum for the Future  

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to accelerate a big shift towards a sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in global systems. This involves working with leading global organisations, including businesses such as Olam and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Foundations, such as the Laudes Foundation, and membership organisations, such as the United Nations Global Compact, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.

Sally is currently directly involved in a number of projects including Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton, and Growing our Future, a collaborative project designed to scale regenerative agriculture in the US. Sally also helped initiate Net Positive, a coalition of leading businesses, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability.  Sally is currently working to define and operationalise Net Positive Plus – regenerative and just.

A key part of Sally’s role is inspiring and equipping people and organisations to deliver systemic change for sustainability through regularly speaking at international and national conferences and also writing for a range of publications, with published articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post, Management Today and The Independent.  Sally is also helping build Forum’s new School of System Change where we are building a global community of change agents to drive systemic change for sustainability.

Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark and Burberry.  She is currently Co-Chair of the Independent Advisory Group advising Travalyst, the global travel and tourism collaboration led by the Duke of Sussex.  Past independent advisory positions have included the position of Independent Chair of DFID’s Business Partnership Fund, part of the Business Innovation Facility, as well as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee for the C&A Foundation. Sally acts as a judge for a number of sustainability award schemes, including the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

In December 2017 Sally received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List for services to sustainability in business.

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