A long time pragmatic environmentalist, Karla is probably best known as the driving force behind developing the green aspect of the Olympics, starting with the first green Olympic Games in Sydney while working for Greenpeace in the atmosphere and energy campaign. She has since been an advisor to both the public and private sector on green infrastructure and emissions trading, and has been a proponent of the need to bring transparency and automation to help scale emissions trading markets. Karla is a co-founder of Carbonflow Inc., which is dedicated to reducing the transaction costs and ensuring the transparency and environmental integrity of the global carbon credit market.
We have to remember that powering China's economy is the main way of bringing its 1.3 billion people out of poverty. If done with renewable energy and the help of U.S. cleantech companies, we could have a win-win for the stock market and the planet.