Isabel Cane is a strategic leader specializing in anti-corruption and social performance within the infrastructure and minerals industries, committed to achieving results through multi-stakeholder cooperation.

As Founder and Director of Cane Advisory, Isabel drives strategic insights and impactful programs across local, national, and international levels, including significant contributions to G7, G20, and ASEAN initiatives.

Isabel is a member of the Critical Minerals Commission at the Krach Institute for Diplomacy, University of Purdue, advising on policies that ensure ethical supply chains crucial for global economic security. She is also a regular contributor to the G20/B20 Compliance and Integrity task force and the Think20 Taskforce on Energy and Infrastructure.

Isabel has led several impactful initiatives in key international organizations. At the OECD, Isabel spearheaded the Blue Dot Network, enhancing G7 infrastructure investments, and launched the GPS Initiative, a U.S. presidential effort to counter corruption.

Previously, at the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, she managed and expanded a community of over 100 global CEOs, oversaw strategic anti-corruption initiatives in rapidly reforming countries, and curated high-level discussions at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters.

Dr. Cane holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability and Anthropology from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. Her advisory roles have critically shaped gender strategies in development projects for the Australian Government and the World Bank.

Recent Publications

  • MM Bühler, I Calzada, I Cane, T Jelinek, A Kapoor at Al. (2023), Unlocking the power of digital commons: Data cooperatives as a pathway for data sovereign, innovative and equitable digital communities, T20 Paper, India Presidency Digital MDPI
  • OECD, (2022), The Blue Dot Network: A proposal for a global certification framework for quality infrastructure investment
  • OECD (2023), The Compliance Without Borders Handbook: Strengthening Integrity in State-Owned Enterprises Through Peer Learning, OECD Publishing, Paris,
  • Cane, I., Schleger, A., Ali, S., Kemp, D., McIntyre, N., Lechner, A., Lahiri-Dutt, K. (2015). Responsible mining in Mongolia: enhancing positive engagement. Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland ISBN 9780994361103