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Sue Adkins

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Starting in business and having spent the last 20+ years at Business in the Community, HRH Prince Charles’s responsible business network, as International Director, Sue is a  leader in global corporate responsibility and sustainability. She is the founder and CEO of The Collaborative Action Network, to support businesses and charities in their sustainable development. Providing strategic support and advice, Sue Is dedicated to corporate responsibility and shared purpose. She is committed to inspiring, engaging, supporting, and challenging business, brands, not for profit and community organizations, to build profitable partnerships and drive collaborative action, for mutual benefit.  

Working in the UK and internationally, Sue has worked with leading businesses charities, governments, the EU, and the UN on the agenda. Her purpose is to positively contribute to the condition of people, profit, and planet. She has spoken at the UN, the EU, Harvard, a member of UN OCHA’s Private Sector Advisory Group amongst other things. Working across the CSR and Sustainability agenda, Sue has a strong focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable business models, community investment, international disaster relief and resilience, and cause-related marketing.  Sue also has a significant body of published work across the agenda, including Cause Related Marketing: Who Cares Wins (Butterworth Heinemann), ‘International Disaster Relief, Business’ Unique Contribution, and Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience – Guidance for Business, amongst others.

Sue is committed to the power of business to help make the world a better place. She offers an energizing blend of strategic, practical and commercial acumen, and is driven by building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.