Former Baker & McKenzie Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice lawyer, Ms Mina Guli has been named one of the 100 Women of Influence published yesterday in the Australian Financial Review for her global contribution to addressing environmental issues. Mina was also recently listed in Forbes Magazines world’s greatest 50 leaders.
Head of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice, Martijn Wilder AM congratulates Mina on receiving such illustrious recognition: "Mina Guli is a truly inspiring individual, having contributed significantly to promoting the importance of the environmental sector both here and across the globe."Martijn went on to say:
Mina has done more than anyone I can think of at such a young age to combat climate change and tackling the world’s water scarcity crisis. We need more women like Mina on planet Earth.
After working at Baker & McKenzie, Mina was asked to join the World Bank, subsequently developing the first carbon projects in China, India, Nepal and Indonesia, and structuring seven of the World Bank’s carbon funds. Mina then joined a boutique climate change investment fund in London, where she was responsible for their global procurement of assets, developing carbon projects worth more than US$2 billion. Mina is also the founder and CEO of Thirst - a group promoting saving water by educating young people.
In furthering her cause of securing a future for the planet's water, Mina took on a 7 deserts run marathon challenge earlier this year. She completed the journey on World Water Day 22 March 2016, having completed seven marathons in seven continents over seven weeks.