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Sofia Faruqi

New Restoration Economy

Sofia manages the New Restoration Economy, which is working to identify the business models, financial mechanisms, and market incentives needed to transform disparate restoration projects into a thriving industry. The New Restoration Economy focuses on Brazil, Kenya, and the United States. Prior to joining WRI, Sofia was a Portfolio Manager at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge, an investment management firm in Boston, MA.

Earlier in her career, Sofia worked as an Equity Analyst at Passport Capital; an Equity Research Associate at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Pension Fund; and an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan. She has won multiple investment awards and her articles have been published widely, including the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Project Syndicate. Sofia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Arabic from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She is a CFA charterholder.