Lauren R. Caplan | Senior Counsel, Lauren Caplan practices in the fields of investment management, clean energy finance and non-profit governance matters. Lauren represents institutional investors in the review and negotiation of U.S. and non-U.S. investments in private funds across all asset classes, and asset managers in the formation and operation of private investment funds. Lauren has experience structuring and advising on customized investment advisory relationships as well as building complicated investment platforms. In addition, as General Counsel of a company that provides financing for solar and energy efficiency upgrades in commercial properties, Lauren managed the structuring and negotiation of PACE project financings, advised on lines of credit and whole loan purchase facilities and advised states on draft PACE legislation and regulations. Lauren also has experience in a broad range of corporate matters including, corporate governance, employment, non-disclosure, vendor and other agreements.
Previously, Lauren was Assistant General Counsel of Commonfund, an investment manager with over $25 billion in assets under management. Lauren has been a practicing attorney since 2005 and was previously a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke in London and New York City. Lauren has written and spoken about responsible investing and the intersection of corporate social responsibility and the capital markets. Prior to her legal career, Lauren worked in the United States Senate and was director of a nonprofit organization that works with children and families to break the link between poverty and poor health.
General Counsel, Greenworks Lending LLC
Assistant General Counsel, Managing Director, Commonfund
Associate, Chadbourne & Parke
Selected Writing and Speaking Engagements
ESG: Overcoming Obstacles to Adoption with panelists including Jean Rogers from Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and John Streur from Calvert Investments, March 2015 (Moderator).
Impact Investing: Balancing the Best of Responsibility and Opportunity, March 2015 (Moderator).
ESG: Sharpening the Point, Implementing Responsible Investing at Your Institution, May 2014, Insight Online.
From SRI to ESG: the Changing World of Responsible Investing, September 2013, Commonfund Institute White Paper.
ESG and Your Institution: Doing Well by Doing Good, Spring/Summer 2013, Insight Magazine.
Speaker and Panelist, MIT Enterprise Forum of CT, 2010 and CT Social Venture Lab, 2009.
Regulating the Levers of Globalization: Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into the Capital-Raising Process, Corporate Social and Human Rights Responsibilities: Global Legal and Management Perspectives by Palgrave Macmillan.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
A.B., Harvard College