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About The Oxford Analytica Foundation

Our vision

To serve the needs of philanthropic, mission-driven individuals and organisations seeking to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our mission

To provide impartial review and analysis in support of projects seeking to deliver positive social, environmental, economic or political impact; we collaborate with global actors driving transformational change.

The Oxford Analytica Foundation exists to expand upon the impartial, expert, geo-political advisory services of Oxford Analytica, to serve individuals and organisations in the third and emerging fourth sector, enhancing their effectiveness and positive impact. The Foundation offers interdisciplinary research and thought-leadership on current developments and emerging trends at the national and international levels. In so doing, it aspires to elevate the quality of decision-making and action on questions of social and economic significance.

The in-house team offers exceptional and diverse experience, skills, networks and expertise across the private, academic and non-profit sector, and a unique ability to convene and inform change-makers. We support the strategic planning and implementation of projects across a range of themes linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, including; rule of law, sustainable development, corporate responsibility and environmental conservation.

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Our people

Catherine Young


Catherine is the Director of the Oxford Analytica Foundation, the arm of Oxford Analytica engaging with not-for-profits and focusing on development, democracy, and rule of law. Catherine has overall responsibility for the Foundation including writing grants and proposals, project management, writing and editing reports, liaising with funders, and organising events. With a background in labor and employment law she also provides advice as in-house counsel for Oxford Analytica.

Catherine holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College, Illinois, an MPhil. in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford, and a Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington School of Law in Washington DC. Before joining Oxford Analytica in 2009 Catherine was an associate at the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart in the U.S. Virgin Islands where she focused on criminal and civil defense litigation.

Dr. Isabella D. Bunn

Senior Advisor

Dr. Isabella Bunn has transatlantic experience as corporate counsel, trade and investment director, and endowed professor of business ethics. Based at the University of Oxford, she serves as Research Fellow in Governance and Global Ethics at Regent’s Park College and as Trustee of the Oxford Peace Research Trust. Isabella is the Distinguished Fellow for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society, a Fellow of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, and a former member of the British Academy’s Corporate Advisory Group for the Future of the Corporation. Throughout her career, Isabella has held leadership appointments within the global legal profession, notably in human rights, international economic law, and United Nations affairs. Since 2021, she has served on the Board of Directors of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative. Isabella’s academic background includes a BS in Foreign Service, MA in International Relations, JD cum laude, MPhil in Theology, and PhD in human rights law.

Caty Batten


Caty is an advisor to the Oxford Analytica Foundation, supporting project ideation and facilitating connections, and is a specialist in sustainability and social and environmental impact. Founder of the social enterprise Intaconnected, Caty has diverse experience across business, finance, international development, conservation, events management and Corporate Social Responsibility.

A graduate from the University of St Andrews with a BSc in Geography and French Science, she also holds certifications in Leading Sustainable Corporations from Said Business School, University of Oxford, Sustainable Business Management from University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and in Regenerative Economics from the Capital Institute.

Contact The Oxford Analytica Foundation

The Oxford Analytica Foundation partners with not-for-profit organisations to provide expertise and thought leadership in the global public square.

We subscribe to Oxford Analytica’s Founding Principles, rely on the same global network of scholar-experts to provide unbiased, apolitical, objective analysis, and share Oxford Analytica’s commitment to the truth.

We would welcome a conversation to understand how we can support your mission.