Lin leads BSR’s work in China, with a focus on women workers’ empowerment and supply chain sustainability issues.
She has extensive external and government relations connections and experience and is one of the leading thinkers on supply chain, economic development, and labor issues in China.
Lin started her sustainable business career at the ILO in Geneva, where she designed a project on human resources management and labor relations in China’s special economic zones. She returned to China in 2001 to serve as the project’s chief technical advisor. In 2005, IKEA recruited Lin as a sustainability manager, where she was responsible for the overall IKEA China supply chain sustainability scope, including social and environmental compliance and external relations, as well as for contributing to global sustainability strategy and action plans.
Lin holds an M.P.S. in International Development Policy from Cornell University and a B.A. in Political Economics and Education from Shanghai Teacher’s College.