- Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz
Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz
Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz is a Senior International Agriculture & Climate Finance Campaigner. She works to defund industrial animal agriculture, pushing public development banks like the World Bank to stop bankrolling factory farming. Collaborating with Stop Financing Factory Farming and communities in the global south, she campaigns to shift public development finance from agribusiness towards diversified, small-scale food systems. In 18 years at the intersection of human rights, climate and agriculture, Ashley played lead roles at Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, Amazon Watch, and One Meal a Day for the Planet, stopping PepsiCo, Cargill and General Mills from destroying Indonesian rainforests and abusing workers for Conflict Palm Oil, and led non-violent direct actions and grassroots organizing programs. From Ukiah, California, she holds Environmental Studies and Politics degrees from Whitman College. She enjoys her three beautiful children and two fur babies, swimming, yoga and plant-based cooking.
One Meal a Day: 4 Facts the Dairy Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
Rainforest Action Network: Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park and the High Stakes of the Palm Oil Crisis
Rainforest Action Network: Mothers Know Best. Why Palm Oil Needs to be Dropped from Baby Formula
Rainforest Action Network: Responsible Food
Rainforest Action Network: Tyson Foods, Conflict Palm Oil & Factory Farming