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
Tara Guelig is The Lightsmith Group’s Director of Sustainability & Impact. Previously, Ms. Guelig spent 15 years at U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation where she originated over $100 million in investments to SMEs in the financial services, logistics, climate finance, impact investing, and agribusiness sectors. Tara was a Managing Director in the Office of Investment Policy responsible for Environmental and Social related risks in the portfolio. She has extensive field experience, having conducted due diligence, monitoring and evaluation visits in over 40 countries. Prior to joining OPIC, Tara worked at the International Finance Corporation in the Private Sector Development Unit and CARE International. Ms. Guelig holds degrees from John Hopkins University, The George Washington University, and The College of William and Mary.