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Mariana Sarmiento

TERRASOS

Mariana Sarmiento is the founder and CEO of Terrasos, a strategic environmental consultancy focussed on Biodiversity. In 2014, Terrasos initiated the first Habitat Bank in Colombia and Latin America. It is Colombia's only provider of environmental offset and investment solutions using a performance-based approach within Colombia's regulatory framework following a Presidential Order signed in December 2016. Terrasos pioneered the biodiversity credit space issuing one of the first biodiversity crediting protocols. She has led the development of over 30,000 hectares of biodiversity conservation projects funded through private finance. Its current clients include private companies in the infrastructure, mining and energy sector as well as international and national agencies.