When we start with gratitude, it puts desire in perspective. So much of society is driven by consumption without thought. When compounded by billions of people, we exceed need and sustainability. Every year we hit the Earth Overshoot Day earlier; that is the day each year when our collective demand for ecological resources exceeds what the earth can regenerate that year.1 Each one of us must commit to walk lightly on the earth, to live within our means and not take more than what we need, to be responsible and considerate of the collective and seven generations into the future, and to recognize our gifts, our wealth and abundance. Delight in the magic of how the universe provides. ABOUT Karin Berardo Karin has been a climate finance innovator for over 30 years, building a career as a banker for a healthy planet. Karin has served as the first female CEO of a renewable energy finance company in the Abu Dhabi Global Markets in the United Arab Emirates, raised the first global investment fund to finance workforce housing and related infrastructure in South Africa, and led research on sustainable natural resources to management and policy in the Brazilian Amazon, delivering a report that guided World Bank funding strategies in the region. Karin has developed and financed over $2 billion of sustainable infrastructure projects in regenerative agriculture, commercial real estate, renewable energy, waste management, conservation, and natural capital solutions on five continents. Currently, Karin is the Founder and CEO of ABREN, an advisory company focused on impact investing, cleantech, and natural infrastructure assets in emerging markets. She also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the DC Green Bank, overseeing lending strategy and operations to promote climate transformation and inclusive prosperity in the District of Columbia, and participates in the Coalition for Green Capital and the new National Green Bank initiative. Most recently, Karin was Sustainable Debt Director for NatureVest/The Nature Conservancy, where she structured sovereign debt and capacity-building solutions to repair and protect the world’s oceans.

Posted by The Mystics Oracle at 2023-05-17 23:04:04 UTC