Ainsley is a huge fan of social enterprises, organizations and businesses that benefit society. Her work is focused on sustainable development and ethical initiatives. As Responsible Sourcing Program Manager at UL, Ainsley provides advisory services to corporations and brands in supply chain accountability, supply chain risk, raw materials traceability, and capacity building. Ainsley is currently an Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the Standards Committee at the Responsible Jewellery Council.
Prior to joining UL, Ainsley worked in the international development sector for 12 years. Ainsley is an alumna of Building Markets, where she held management roles from 2005 to 2014. She has led the implementation of several economic development, local content and rights-based programs in fragile and conflict-affected states, including the creation of the first standard to improve the socio-economic conditions of artisanal diamond mining. She has conducted economic impact research for the OECD, the World Bank, the United Nations, NATO, the Governments of Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, UK and the US State Department and participated as an official observer of the Kimberley Process. Ainsley is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, was a visiting graduate fellow at New York University and holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University.