Lauren Sorkin

About Lauren Sorkin
  • Managing Director, 100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Member Website
lsorkin

Lauren Sorkin is Managing Director, Asia Pacific for 100 Resilient Cities and is an environment and knowledge management specialist. Lauren 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. Prior to this, Lauren 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. She has also worked with the European Commission and the Worldwatch Institute where she published work on biofuels, trans-boundary water management, climate change, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS.

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.

Speaker

Investing in Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

06 Jun 2018

Read session notes here. Session Description Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities – and it’s been forecasted that this will go up to 75% by 2050. Most of this population is located in Asia, with…Read More

View full schedule

More attendees
  • David Ganz

    David Ganz

    Executive Director RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

  • Soh Lai Yee

    Soh Lai Yee

    Head, Cultural Exchange Singapore International Foundation

  • Marie Rosencrantz

    Marie Rosencrantz

    Adjunct Associate Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

  • Diane Holdorf

    Diane Holdorf

    VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Sustainability Kellogg Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

  • Jennifer Chen

    Jennifer Chen

    Director for Philanthropic Engagement Legacy Advisors Ltd.

  • Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib

    Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib

    Senior Vice President Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah Foundation)

Join the largest social investing conference in Asia

Download The App