Carbon Conservation, CEO and founder
Passionate about community development, conservation and climate change,
Dorjee Sun is the CEO of Carbon Conservation, which finances the preservation
of tropical rainforests and provides carbon credit revenues to local communities.
Dorjee Sun is passionate about forests, community development, conservation and climate change. Sun started Carbon Conservation out of concern for the millions of hectares of rain forest being destroyed in Indonesia.
The business operates by financing the preservation of tropical rainforests and providing carbon credit revenues to local communities (termed avoided deforestation.)
Graduating from the University of New South Wales with degrees in law and commerce, Sun studied at Peking University in China on a two-year scholarship. He has served as a University of Melbourne Asialink Asia Australia Leader, Youth Chair of the Ethnic Communities Council at both national and state levels, University Law Society President and as a member of the Education Technology Advisory Board.
Sun was the founder of a recruitment software company with offices in Melbourne and London, which he left in 2003, and the founder of an award-winning education company that mentored more than 25,000 students through Sydney and Melbourne.
Time Magazine has recognized Sun as a “Hero of the Environment” (2009) for his work in carbon trading.
With an interest in viral marketing and social media software, Sun started VirtualVillager.com, a software company building virtual villages for businesses and governments. He made his first million before the age of 30.
Sun has spoken at Future Summit, AsiaConnect and the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also participated at the Australian Davos Leadership retreat.
TIME Magazine has recognised Sun for his work in saving forests, naming him a "Hero of the Environment" in 2009.