Head of Sustainability and Strategic Relationships, Lykke Blockchain Finance Corp
Inge Relph is a strategist, peacebuilder and innovator focussed on putting a human face to security and sustainability. She sees a significant opportunity for a collaborative financial sector to drive the next wave of systemic change and support the implementation of the SDG’s and Environmental goals by aligning with a collective responsibility to mitigate global risks to human security.
As Head of Sustainability and Strategic relations at Lykke Corp, a Swiss fintech, she gained insight into the enabling capabilities of blockchain and tokenisation when applied to social and natural capital markets and how technology is altering the possible. A member of the G20 Sustainable Finance Innovation Inquiry, she promotes responsible finance and regulated frameworks as core to transitioning well to a digital era.
Inge has held executive positions in strategy, restructuring, marketing and regulatory affairs with blue chip companies like British Airways and British Gas. After co- founding the London Chamber of Commerce Women in Business group, she moved into international development and peacebuilding, becoming Senior Policy Advisor to ‘The Elders’, a group that included President Carter, Mary Robinson, Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and Gro Brundtland, during the landmark SDG and COP21 negotiations.
With the Global Foundation she helps facilitate the annual high level ESG dialogue at the Vatican, and participated in the Vatican consultations for ‘Laudato Si’ and on women and development, building on experience mentoring women peace-builders through the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Somalia and chairing Womankind Worldwide the UK’s largest women’s development NGO. In Egypt she initiated a peace movement training women negotiators across the Middle East, and is co- founder of the Arab International Women’s Forum, a platform to foster business and understanding. She remains motivated by the importance of directing the best to the poorest, especially women for global economic growth and stability and has started an impact fund help bring energy to the billion + without electricity.
Active in inter-religious dialogue, notably with H.H. the Dalai Lama and political leaders in Northern Ireland, Inge believes in nurturing leaders from within if they are to truly effective. She has led workshops on meditation and self- knowledge for the Young African Leaders Program, CEO’s from BlackRock, KPMG, BUPA, Google and Bridgewater and with Oxford and Bristol Business Schools, researched the role of values driven leadership.