The pandemic crisis illustrates our global economic and social fragility and the damage that could be caused by the climate crisis unless we act decisively now. Latin America and the Caribbean is the second-most disaster-prone region in the world, with over 152 million people affected by 1,205 disasters since 2000. The region is already experiencing climate impacts including … [Read more...] about Developing solutions for climate adaptation and resilience is a business opportunity for SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean
Serena Shi is a Senior Associate at The Lightsmith Group, where she supports the diligence and execution of growth equity investments in climate resilience and adaptation companies, as well the firm’s broader strategic initiatives, including the Adaptation SME Accelerator Program (ASAP). Prior to joining Lightsmith, Ms. Shi was an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, where she focused on direct equity and debt investments in the telecoms sector in emerging markets. She was previously an Associate at Goldman Sachs, where she worked on structured debt transactions across the renewable energy, telecoms, media, pharmaceutical, and consumer retail sectors. Ms. Shi holds a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.