Karen Piñeros (Manager, Climate Finance) focuses on the intersection of risk exposures and management, climate risk mainstreaming, and sustainable investing. At CFA, she focuses on the incorporation of climate risk and resilience considerations into financial products, services, and operations. Karen’s work has included developing climate risk management training materials, supporting projects for mainstreaming climate considerations into Multilateral and National Development Banks’ project cycles, and conducting risk assessments for a green investment facility.
Prior to CFA, she worked for several Colombian-based financial institutions, including Grupo Bancolombia, where she served as a risk coordinator for mutual funds, private investment portfolios, and private-equity funds and developed market and liquidity risk assessments of the hedge-derivatives of Colombian road infrastructure projects. She also advised the Panama-based subsidiary of Grupo Bancolombia on the definition of risk policies and technical procedures for estimating risk exposures. She has also worked at Kroll, a global provider of risk solutions, where she conducted due diligence in risk compliance for corporations and individuals in Latin America and the U.S.
Karen holds an MA in Sustainability Management from American University and received her BA in Finance and International Relations from Externado University in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a native Spanish speaker.