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Lauren Behr

Senior Advisor, Scaled Impact through Innovation and Investment Lauren Behr

Lauren Behr is a business strategist with 13 years of experience designing and implementing organizational systems that enable innovation and transformation. As senior advisor for Scaled Impact, she leads efforts and oversees standards for human-centered design, innovation, and scale on programs worldwide. She also manages partnerships and drives investment opportunities that increase Chemonics’ ability to accelerate sustainable development worldwide. Lauren leads Chemonics’ lead scale partnership with the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab, serving as a member on both the innovation team and the Innovation Advisory board, providing input on strategy and programs. She co-created the UNLEASH+ incubator program for early stage, social impact ventures which has supported the launch and scale up of 75 innovative companies and organizations since 2019. She also has specialized expertise in designing and overseeing ISO 9001:2015-certified quality management systems for the professional services and supply chain sectors. Lauren has extensive experience in organizational design and is a Prosci-certified change management practitioner. She holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University.


by Lauren Behr

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

With today’s incredible advancements in technology, medicine, and industry, there has never been a better time in history to be alive. Yet universal gaps in income and wellbeing persist to a staggering degree, especially compared to the relative wealth and resources generated by the world economy. According to reporting by the World Economic Forum, the richest…

3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Join UNLEASH and Chemonics during the closing event of the upcoming Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit on October 29 at 10:15 a.m. EDT to observe our innovation skills-building session with youth attendees and listen to testimonials about how targeted investment in youth has led to sustainable development outcomes. Currently, half of the world’s population is…

The Quality Journey: Celebrating 5 Years of ISO 9001 Certification

When Chemonics embarked on our ISO 9001 certification several years ago, we didn’t know what we were getting into. Not exactly anyways. We knew that ISO 9001 would certify us as an organization that values quality management. We knew it would launch us into a class of companies and organizations that can proudly claim a…