Meet the Hub team
Since July 2014, the Hub has been run by the Ashley Insight team, in partnership with a range of organisations that have generated or sponsored new content, particularly the Inclusive Business Action Network of GIZ and the Inclusive Business team of the Asian Development Bank. Visit our partners page to find out more.
Caroline Ashley, Hub editor
Caroline Ashley is an international expert on the contributions that business makes to development. She is the Director of Ashley Insight, Results Director of Connect to Grow, and Advisor to Yara International. Caroline’s expertise is in business models that deliver both social and commercial return, and the measurement of that impact. Caroline’s 25 years’ experience in development has included pioneering work with tourism operators on tourism-driven local development, and assessment of the impacts of business. She has worked with challenge funds, impact investors, social enterprises, MNCs and donors, in Africa and Asia, and is now based in Twickenham, UK.
Lara Sinha, Hub Manager
Lara engages in the daily practicalities of inclusive business by developing and curating resources for practitioners. Lara’s core areas of expertise are in knowledge creation and management, communications and research in the inclusive business space. Previously, she has undertaken a number of research projects as part of the Ashley Insight team. Most notably, she was the finance sector lead on a 2015 project identifying business model innovations for the World Bank Innovations team and the Research Manager and Co-Author of the 2014 Business Call to Action Flagship Report. Lara is based in Mumbai, India.
Anne Salter, Marketing Co-ordinator
Anne is the Marketing Co-ordinator of the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business where she edits and disseminates content featured on the Hub. Previously, she has undertaken a number of research projects as part of the Ashley Insight team with clients including the World Bank Innovations team, Business Call to Action and the Global Innovation Fund. Anne has worked with the Federation of Social Organisations in Costa Rica, Ashoka Mexico and Social Enterprise UK.
Mareike is the Knowledge and Communications Manager at the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN). She is leading the development of knowledge products on Inclusive Business, fostering knowledge sharing and easy access to information. In the course of the strategic partnership between the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business and IBAN, Mareike is joining the team to manage and further develop the platform. Previously, she worked with the Head of GIZ’s Business Unit Private Sector Cooperation on facilitating partnerships and strategic alliances and leading the units communications and knowledge management.
A member of the IBAN team, Carolina supports content development of the online platform, as a part of IBAN’s strategic cooperation with the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business. At IBAN Carolina is responsible for social media communication and for the online dissemination of inclusive business knowledge. Previously she has worked for different nonprofit organisations and researched in the field of social business.