Karin Burns

As Executive Director of the Code REDD Campaign, Karin advocates for corporate leadership to catalyze the market for REDD verified emissions reductions through the voluntary carbon market. Her background in finance and emerging markets combined with her demonstrated interest in international development and environmental conservation makes Karin uniquely suited to lead the Code REDD Campaign. Karin brings to Code REDD years of expertise in clean technology and sustainability and more than a decade of strategic financial advisory in international finance and M&A. Karin has worked for major multinational corporations such as JP Morgan Chase and global sustainability initiatives such as Masdar City. She has lived in Brazil, Indonesia, India, and China, and speaks several languages. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Duke University, a M.B.A. in finance with honors from Edinburgh Business School, a M.P.A. in International Development Economics from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in India.