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Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Urban Management – 2008

In June 2008, Lawrence accepted an invitation from The World Economic Forum to Chair their Global Agenda Council on Urban Management.


Senior Fellow of Future 500

Senior Fellow

Lawrence Bloom is a Fellow and Prizeman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has a significant reputation in London as a commercial property developer having developed the head offices of the National Bank of Kuwait and the Beyerische Landesbank. He was also instrumental in the James Stirling development at One Poultry opposite the Bank of England.

For a number of years Lawrence sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group and managed their billion international property portfolio. Whilst at Intercontinental he also co-created an environmental manual with the CEO John van Praag, which was sponsored by Prince Charles and adopted by all the other five star hotel groups. It currently is operating in just under four million hotel rooms worldwide.

Lawrence co-founded the environmental initiative Global Action Plan with David Gershon which is currently operating in seventeen countries. He sits as an advisor to the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, a Rockefeller-funded US thinktank.

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Member of the Jury of the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities

Lawrence is a member of the Jury of the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities.


Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development

Lawrence is a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development.


Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance

Lawrence Bloom is Vice Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development, Vice Chairman of Climate Prosperity Strategies LLC, and Chairman of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative on Green Cities, Buildings, and Transport. He also is Chairman for United Kingdom Affairs of the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, a member and former Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Urban Management, and a member of the Jury for the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities. In addition, he serves as Executive Chairman of Bhairavi Energies, a private corporation researching and investing in bio-remediation and in renewable energy and clean water technologies. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, managing its $3 billion global real estate portfolio, and he created an environmental manual for the Intercontinental Hotels that was endorsed by HRH Prince Charles and is now being used in 4.5 million hotel rooms worldwide. In 1989 he created the Global Action Plan, which is now the charity partner of the Sky Corporation.

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Consultant for the Centre For Sustainable Design

Lawrence is a UK Consultant for the Centre For Sustainable Design.


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