Karoline Klerk is founder of Compassionate Sweden, a non-profit network organisation that promotes compassionate strategies in Sweden. She works as a consultant with corporate and civic clients to implement organisational strategies for compassion in partnership with leading figures in human resources and social sustainability in Sweden.   She is on the founding committee of the World Compassion Festival and co-coordinator of the Charter for Compassion International in Sweden. She has a background in hotel management and marketing and was a working board member, responsible for trend forecasting, of Skultuna AB, the oldest manufacturing company in Sweden founded in 1607.