Lauren is an independent climate finance specialist who works with governments, development finance institutions and private investors to develop and scale climate-smart strategies and investments around the world.
Lauren served as the Director of Climate Finance Initiatives for a boutique climate finance advisory in Morocco where she guided the government’s engagement with the Green Climate Fund and other sources of climate finance. Working with government ministries, she developed a pipeline of bankable climate projects across the low-carbon transport, renewable energies, energy efficiency, agriculture and land use sectors. Lauren is also a specialist in private sector accreditation to the Green Climate Fund. During COP 22 and 23, Lauren acted as a climate finance advisor for the Moroccan COP 22 Presidency and launched COP’s first official private finance event, the Global Climate Finance Action Summit. Earlier in her career, Lauren worked in the field on climate adaptation challenges as an Agriculture and Environmental Advisor with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa and in the private sector as a hedge fund analyst.
Lauren received her MBA from HEC Paris and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas – Austin. She is fluent in French.