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Lauren Smart

Chief Commercial and Market Engagement Officer, S&P Global Sustainable1

Lauren is an industry leader, early pioneer and globally recognized expert in the field of sustainable finance. She is a regular speaker and commentator at internationally renowned events including the World Economic Forum in Davos. In her current role she leads a team committed to growing S&P Global’s sustainability business with functional responsibilities for commercial strategy, brand and market development, product specialists, education and marketing. Lauren is also a member of the board for S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC.

Prior to joining S&P Global, Lauren was a member of the board and senior management team of Trucost, a pioneering environmental economics business. She was instrumental in growing the business from start-up to its market leading position which included her integral involvement in major market innovations such as developing the world’s first portfolio carbon footprint. Lauren was part of the board team that sold Trucost to S&P Dow Jones Indices in 2016 and led the commercial integration of the Trucost business into S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2018, before being selected to be part of the core start up leadership team for the Sustainable1 business in 2020.

Prior to Trucost, Lauren worked in equity research in the fund management industry and at the UK Government’s Department for International Development working on the Millennium Development Goals. Lauren is passionate about entrepreneurship for impact, art, social history and conservation. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a trustee of the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Lauren holds a BA & MA from Cambridge University in Archaeology & Anthropology and an MSc in Anthropology & International Development from the London School of Economics.