Lauren leads Boston Common’s global shareholder engagement and stewardship program. She has worked in the responsible investment industry for over 30 years, focusing on global initiatives for the past 20 years.
Lauren currently sits on the board of the Global Network Initiative (GNI) and previously served on the boards of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the Access to Nutrition Foundation. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, an ICCR project, and is the Co-Chair for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Natural Capital Committee. In 2022, she joined the Finance Sector Deforestation Action (FSDA) Investor Strategic Working Group. Lauren was Co-Chair of the Emerging Markets Disclosure Project (EMDP) and co-lead for the EMDP Korean team (2009-2012).
A climate finance expert, Lauren was part of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) Core Team, which developed a global standard for carbon accounting across six asset classes in 2020. She led a multi-year global investor engagement, “Banking on a Low Carbon Future” (2014-2019), which created new metrics and reports to benchmark the performance of 60 banks on climate risk, strategy, and funding climate adaptation and mitigation. Lauren was also a founding investor member of the Strategy and Design Team of the Climate Safe Lending Network (CSLN, 2018-2022).
Lauren earned her MS from Southern New Hampshire University and a BA from the University of Vermont. She has traveled extensively, spending time in places like Kenya, Haiti, and Bangladesh, experiences that inform her understanding of the interconnection of environmental and social challenges.