Sally Smith

Researcher & Consultant, Inclusive & Sustainable Development

Sally is a senior consultant specialising in gender, market systems, and inclusive and sustainable development. She has in-depth knowledge of sustainability standards and certification schemes in global production systems and value chains, and a comprehensive history of research and advisory services to public, private and not-for-profit agencies. Recent assignments include: gender audit for the UK's Ethical Trading Initiative and analysis of member companies' gender-related activities; research on women's participation and leadership in Fairtrade-certified cooperatives and support for development of a Gender Strategy for Fairtrade International; scoping study on women's economic empowerment in Africa and the Middle East for the Open Society Foundations; and development of living wage and living income benchmarks in Ghana for ISEAL Alliance and partner organizations. From 2002 to 2010 Sally was a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and prior to that held various management roles in the private sector (including eight years in Guatemala and Cambodia).