Lawrence Bloom

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"Lawrence Bloom enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the property industry. Among a number of senior positions, he sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group from where he managed their $ real estate portfolio. Whilst there he created an hotel environmental manual, subsequently adopted by HRH Prince Charles, and currently in use in 5 million hotel bedrooms worldwide. The most famous part of the manual which only took up three paragraphs in three volumes gave guests the option of not having their towels washed every night.

"He assisted David Gershon in the creation of Global Action Plan. This initiative is designed to impact personal lifestyle choices around sustainable consumption. It is currently very successful in 23 countries and last year was chosen by Sky TV to be their Charity partner of the year

"Following on his “expert” status Lawrence was appointed the first Chairman of, the World Economic Forum at Davos, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and he is a current alumnas of all Agenda Councils. He is also the former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy Initiative, Green Cities, Buildings and Transport Council.

"He is Vice Chair of Climate Prosperity Strategies which is an initiative of Global Urban Development created to demonstrate the economic benefits of creating a sustainable society. He was a Member of the Jury of the Globe Award for Sustainable Cities, held annually in Stockholm, Sweden.

"Lawrence also is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the ICEAW and is a member of HRH Accounting for Sustainability Group. He also sits as an Advisor toHazel Henderson Ethical Markets.

"He is currently engaged in very high level strategy discussions with the Chinese leadership around economic, social and environmental sustainability which he believes are inextricably linked to cultural values. He is in the process of creating, with major International and Chinese participation a Swiss “not-for profit” Foundation where he will be Co Chairman of the Formal Board. This platform will have a mirror image in China which will be known as the Hanwang Forum and have the capacity to implement major transformational projects in China and globally."[1]

"In 1985 Lawrence helped Teresa Hale realise her vision of creating The Hale Clinic, one of the largest complementary health clinics in Europe.He assisted her in giving strategic business advice and acquiring and obtaining planning consent for the buiding in Park Crescent. Lawrence has been interested in alternative, complementary and integrated health since the early 1980′s. It was a privilege for him to support such an important initiative...

"It was at that time he decided to resign from GAP and to ‘swim upstream’ to find the source of the driving currents that were causing the inexorably increasing pollution, poisoning and degradation of our ecosystems. Contemporaneously with his resignation from GAP he also resigned, for similar reasons, from the joint Chairmanship of Hunger Project UK, part of a major International charity with many profound achievements devoted to ending World Hunger...

"Lawrence’s personal focus is to raise awareness of the urgent need for transformation at individual, cultural and organisational levels. The new thinking needs to be based on a holistic and stakeholder paradigm, sharing best methodoligies and breakthrough technologies. He is deeply committed to creating sustainable development and communities, complementary currencies and business environments that respect the natural and human environment." [2]

"In 1992 he set up Forus Investments in partnership with Dieter Bock (who at that time was Joint Chairman and Chief Executive of Lonrho Plc) and arranged the joint venture with Lord Palumbo, which redeveloped No.1 Poultry in the City of London. " [1]

"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." [2]


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  1. Lawrence Bloom Home, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2013.
  2. Lawrence Bloom Background, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2013.
  3. Pathway International Management, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2014.
  4. Global Urban Development Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2014.