Forum for the Future
Associate Director of Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods, Forum for the Future
Charlene heads Forum for the Future’s Challenge Lab on Sustainable Value Chains, which works to make value chains of key land-based commodities regenerative and distributive. Charlene leads initiatives to scale sustainable and regenerative agriculture, provide decent livelihoods and use fair, transparent business models through agricultural commodity value chains. She 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.
Charlene is a facilitator on Forum’s School for Systems Change, and supports Forum’s thought leadership on systemic and collaborative change processes. She has over 20 years’ experience in futures, systems thinking, and organisational and societal change for sustainability.