Carolyn Sherwood Call provides economic consulting and research services regarding climate change policies. She was a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 10 years and has taught a wide range of economics courses at Mills College and Saint Mary's College. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Pomona College.
As one of the most common ways to improve their environmental impact, many companies embrace carbon offsets without fully understanding them. What happens to the money spent on offsets, and how does it affect the environment now and in coming years?