Responsible Business Forum on Climate Innovation 2019

BUILDING A ZERO-CARBON, CLIMATE-RESILIENT FUTURE

23 - 24 MAY 2019, HAIKOU, CHINA

SPEAKERS BIO

LAUREN SORKIN

Acting Executive Director

Resilient Cities Network

Lauren Sorkin is Acting Executive Director and is based in Singapore where she leads a global team of interdisciplinary professionals to deliver resilience-building services in cities across six continents. Prior to this, she spent six years working with the Asian Development Bank promoting climate responsive development in the Asia Pacific region. Her assignment included overseeing the development of the ADB’s first organization-wide Climate Change Implementation Plan and corresponding staff development program. She also served in the ADB Vietnam Resident Mission in Hanoi where she managed the integration of climate resilience into the Bank’s $7 billion investment portfolio in country. In addition, she has also worked through the USAID Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon to promote green growth in the region as well as with the USAID Eco-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program facilitating in-person and virtual knowledge sharing between clean energy experts in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics. She is also a certified holistic health counselor and yoga instructor. She speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew.

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