Laurie Lane-Zucker

Laurie Lane-Zucker is Founder and CEO of the Impact Entrepreneur Center for Social and Environmental Innovation and the Impact Entrepreneur Network, which has 11,700+ members in over 200 countries. For over 25 years, Laurie has been a “pioneer”(Forbes) and recognized leader in sustainability, education and social enterprise. Laurie was the founding Executive Director of the international environmental organization and thought leading magazine, Orion, as well as founder of a global environmental citizenship think-tank, Triad Institute, and founder of Hotfrog, one of the first B Corporations and the first company ever to complete a transaction on an impact investing exchange (Mission Markets). Laurie is a systems-thinker and movement builder, having co-founded the place-based education movement as well as the first network of environmental and social justice organizations in the United States. Laurie is also the publisher, editor and introduction-writer of a number of bestselling and award-winning books as well as the author of numerous articles on sustainability, social change, entrepreneurship and impact investing, and has spoken at a wide range of leading educational institutions and conferences. He did his undergraduate studies at Middlebury College and the University of Edinburgh, and his graduate work at Columbia University and the Bread Loaf School of English.