Dorjee Sun – Detailed Profile

Dorjee Sun

@dorjeesun

Dorjee is a serial social entrepreneur who has co-founded 17 companies with 2 acquisitions and 3 exits and assets sales. Dorjee is founder and director of the Home Group which owns equity in companies that work in the areas of conservation, agriculture, philanthropy, technology and financial innovation. Dorjee is also a founder and director of Carbon Conservation which is recognised for its innovative carbon credit trading and environmental instruments. It owns equity in large scale sustainability and carbon conservation projects globally with project partners and clients such as Rio Tinto, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Olam and Twitter. One such project in Aceh, Indonesia, won the Carbon Finance Deal of the Year award and was also the subject of an award winning documentary, “The Burning Season”, narrated by Hugh Jackman which explained how orang-utan conservation and avoided deforestation could be tied in to generate alternative monetary incentives. The African Rainforest Conservancy honored Dorjee with an Earth Day Award and by naming a newly discovered blue spotted species of chameleon from the Tanzania rainforest – the “Kinyongia dorjeesuni”.

Dorjee has also been named one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment, a World Economic Forum Global Leaders of Tomorrow, CPA Top 20 Business Leaders, one of Esquire Magazine’s 5 Gentlemen of Philanthropy, one of the Young Leaders by The Australian newspaper, he has won the Asialink Leaders Program Alumni Award, was named an Asia Society 21 Fellow, a World Cities Summit Future Leader, is the Chairman Nexus Youth Philanthropy Singapore Conference, on the board for the Nexus Youth Philanthropy Australia Conference and his work has been covered in Wall Street Journal, Fortune, TIME, Esquire, ABC, PBS, BBC, Discovery, CNBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and other media outlets.

Dorjee has a law degree, commerce degree and diploma of Asian Studies (Mandarin) from the University of New South Wales. Growing up in Sydney he now shares his time between Singapore, San Francisco, Sydney and other project locations.

 

PBS Documentary following Dorjee’s fundraising efforts: (right click “save as”)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ew17d3gljps7m6/PBS%20-%20The%20Burning%20Season.wmv?dl=0

 

Hugh Jackman introduction to Dorjee’s documentary: (right click “save as”)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/99z99vrrwcox950/The%20Burning%20Season%20Hugh%20welcome.mov?dl=0

The Kinyongia Dorjeesuni chameleon, named in honour of Dorjee’s work protecting rainforests

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