Chief Executive Officer
Dorjee Sun is CEO of Carbon Conservation and is passionate about forests, carbon, community development, conservation and climate change. Carbon Conservation’s work covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, plantations and projects that incentivize the preservation of tropical rainforests by helping forest owners and local communities generate alternative revenues through the carbon finance market. Since establishment, CC has been engaging in ongoing projects to protect global rainforests and biodiversity. One such project in Aceh, Indonesia, won the Carbon Finance Deal of the Year award 2008. This project and Dorjee was also the subject of an award winning documentary, “The Burning Season”, which explained how orang-utan conservation and avoided deforestation could be tied in to generate alternative monetary incentives. Recently Time Magazine awarded Dorjee as a TIME Magazine Environmental Hero for 2009 and the African Rainforest Conservancy named a newly discovered Tanzanian chameleon after him ”kinyongia dorjeesuni”.
Prior to Carbon Conservation, Dorjee was the founder of a recruitment software company with offices in Melbourne and London, and an award winning education company which mentored over 25,000 students in 2004 (later acquired by an ASX listed company). He graduated from UNSW with Law and Commerce degrees, and also studied for 2 years on scholarship at Peking University in China completing a diploma of Asian Studies. As a University of Melbourne Asialink Asia Australia Leader, Youth Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council, University Law Society President, Education Technology Advisory Board member and as a speaker on boards and conferences, he has spoken at the Future Summit, AsiaConnect and the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Australian Davos Leadership retreat and was the youngest speaker at APEC CEO Summit in Singapore 2009 as well as other summits and think tanks.