Principal of Ithaca Impact, Dr Elizabeth Armstrong is a social impact specialist working with private and publicly listed companies, chambers of commerce, and industry bodies to identify and support their delivery of just and responsible business and genuine, strategically relevant corporate social and environmental impact.

With a reputation for turning innovative and challenging concepts into on-the-ground impact across the Asia Pacific, in a range of high-level private, for-purpose and public sector roles over 25 years. Dr Armstrong holds a PhD in the role of business contributing to social cohesion and peace, and Masters of Natural Resource Economics and Peace and Conflict Studies. She brings a dynamic understanding and tested experience helping businesses manage the increasing risks and opportunities posed by geopolitical, environmental and social realities; shifting public and stakeholder expectations with respect to ESG and sustainability; and, emerging human rights standards and international best practice in fragile and conflict affected states.

She is an expert advocate for how businesses can pragmatically and profitably contribute to the 17 UNSDGs. Among other appointments, Dr Armstrong is a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education’s Working Group on Business for Peace, the Advisory Board Centre’s Best Practice and Ethics Advisory Board, and the UNESCAP Sustainable Business Network’s Digital Economy Taskforce.