Ivy Lau is a Global Public Policy and Research Manager at PayPal. In this capacity, she analyzes emerging and evolving policy trends, and advocates the company’s positions on domestic and international policy developments. Ivy drives thought leadership research projects and partnerships at the nexus of technology, economics, politics, and ethics. When Ivy was part of the World Bank, she helped advise governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia on climate policies to transition their economies to a greener growth path. She has also worked with social enterprises in China, Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa. Ivy grew up in the bustling cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. She was awarded her BA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and her MBA from Yale School of Management. Between her years in Asia and America, she studied in a castle by the sea in South Wales.