Lauren Sorkin

As the Executive Director of the Resilient Cities Network, Lauren Sorkin leads global efforts in 100 cities across over 40 countries to address complex challenges such as climate change, equitable access to opportunities, and the promotion of a circular economy. Lauren also serves as an advisor and spokesperson on urban resilience, women's leadership, sustainable finance, climate risk, and urbanization trends. She holds positions on the Advisory Board of Food Tank, Natural Capital, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Smart Cities World. Previously, at the ADB, Lauren spearheaded the Bank's inaugural climate change investment plan and subsequently integrated climate risks and opportunities into Vietnam's US$7 billion portfolio. Earlier in her career, she executed clean energy, climate change, and conservation projects across Asia, Africa, and South America.