Laura is Director of the Shaping Sustainable Markets Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). She has held senior roles in government and international NGOs including at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Cabinet Office on Economic Development in Afghanistan and at the ONE Campaign covering a range of sustainable development issues, and leading work on trade. She has also represented the UK at international negotiations at the UN, WTO and OECD. Her research interests include how responsible and inclusive business and finance can contribute to the SDGs. Laura has degrees in agriculture and international development and has written and lectured on sustainability trade and development.