Ariel Muller

Managing Director, Asia

Forum for the Future


Ariel Muller is the Managing Director, Asia, Forum for the Future. Ariel holds almost two decades of experience working across the fields of sustainability, design and systems thinking, urban policy and environmental science, and holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School. Prior to Forum, Ariel worked across various organisations as a sustainability strategist including the Helsinki Group in New York and Saatchi and Saatchi, and was also adjunct faculty at Parson’s New School. She has spent the last eight years based in Southeast Asia with Forum, leading the establishment and growth of the international sustainability non-profit in the region, and delivering systems change programmes in food, energy, textiles, and natural climate solutions.


As part of Forum’s work to enable just and regenerative systems solutions in the fashion industry, Ariel has led and developed flagship programmes including Circular Leap Asia, an innovation programme for Asian apparel manufacturers to accelerate the shift towards circular economy solutions. She is currently working on a project to reduce ocean microfibre pollution by the fashion industry as part of the eight selected projects under the UNDP’s Ocean Innovation Challenge.


Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit. We specialise in addressing critical global challenges by catalysing change in key systems, from food, apparel, energy, to shipping. We do this by convening transformational collaborations to drive change, by partnering with organisations to help them lead by example, and by building a global community of pioneers and changemakers. For 25 years we have been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate the shift towards a sustainable future. Together, we can reinvent the way the world works. Learn more about what we do on our website.



Ariel will be speaking on 27th September (9.00am - 10.00am, GMT+8) | Fashion Forward



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