Harriet Lamb

Harriet Lamb

Company: Ashden

Job title: CEO


Harriet joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for developing and implementing the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. Harriet was CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace and the environment. She worked in the UK on refugee and low pay issues and lived in India for six years. Her first book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles was published in 2008, and her second book From Anger to Action: Inside the Global Movements for Social Justice, Peace and a Sustainable Planet was published in June 2021. She was appointed a CBE in 2006. She is a cycling obsessive who loves gardening and walking her dog.


Plenary: Our just transition: Building a fairer, socially sustainable net-zero carbon economy  9:55 am

Runaway climate change and rampant inequality are ravaging the world and costing a fortune. Businesses must step up. This high-level panel of corporate leaders and sustainability practitioners discuss global inequalities and the role that you can play in fixing the world’s problems and leading us to a better future. Climate and racial justice: Leading the…Read more

day: DAY 1 - Ambition into action