Marina has been the President of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) since 2010. An economist, she assumed the duties of Executive Director and Coordinator of the Energy and Climate Change, Sustainable Construction, and Sustainable Finance working groups. Between 1997 and 2001 she acted as a negotiator for Brazil at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2003, Marina founded and chaired a Sustainability consulting firm Fábrica Ethica Brazil (FEB), providing advisory services to governments and businesses and launching, among other initiatives, the Carbon Disclosure Project. She was the Coordinator of the Brazilian Forum of Climate Change and has headed promotions at the Ministry of Science and Technology, the International Office of Educational Television (Funtevê) and spent time as regional Director of Brazilian Tourism (Embratur). She is currently a member of the following Boards/Advisory Councils: Abengoa Panel/Abengoa IPESD Spain; Carbon Disclosure Project for Latin America; FIES Banco Itaú Unibanco; Research Institute of Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro; Sustainable Development Advisory Council; Council Network of Women Brazilian Leaders in Sustainability.
Cecilia Gomes is Operations Director of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) since 2014, where she is responsible for planning and management of funds, contracts and internal processes for the purpose of ensuring relevancy, profitability, and governance in the activities of CEBDS. Prior to this position, she was Operations Director at Ccaps Translation and Localization from 2001 to 2011, and managed two private projects between 1993 and 2001 in the food industry, an industrial kitchen and a café. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and two MBAs in Corporate Finance PUC/IAG RJ – 2006) and Business Administration and Management (FGV RJ – 2002).
Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo is Projects and Technical Advising Senior Manager at Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CEBDS), since 2014. At CEBDS, Ana Carolina is the focal point for WBCSD and responsible for the working groups, institutional projects and initiatives such as Action 2020; Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Leaders Council; Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture Coalition; and Cities. Ana Carolina also institutionally represents CEBDS in forums such as SDSN Brazil, as an Executive Committee member. Previously, she has worked as Senior Consultant in ICF International Climate Change and Sustainability department and as Technical Consultant in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Climate Change General Coordination and in the Designated National Authority. Ana Carolina participated in the multilateral climate change negotiations in the UNFCCC (COPs 15 and 16 and climate change conferences) and in the IPCC and international forums on biofuels (GBEP) as a member of the Brazilian delegation. She has also worked as a researcher in Centro Clima and as an Analyst in Globopar’s Corporate Finance department. Ana Carolina holds MSc in Environmental and Energy Planning, is an Economist and member of the Roster of Experts of the UNFCCC for the energy sector and Lead Reviewer for Annex I countries national inventories review and also a member of the Roster of Experts of the World Bank for the Partnership for Market Readiness.
Vinicius Mansur is coordinator of Communication of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and also responsible for the Communication and Education working group since August 2016. Journalist, from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), he already covered: COP16 in November 2010 in Cancun, Mexico; the processing of the Forest Code in Congress from 2011 to 2012; and Rio+20, in June 2012, for the newspaper “Brasil de Fato” and for the “Carta Maior” portal. He also has worked in these vehicles as economics and policy reporter in Brasilia (DF) from 2011 to 2013. Besides that, he worked as press officer in the “Plano Juventude Viva”, both from the National Youth Secretariat and Secretariat for the Promotion Policy of Racial Equality. From 2014 to 2015, Vinicius worked in “In Press Porter Novelli” as press officer for the Ministry of Planning; and in “CDN Communication” as press officer of the Ministry of Culture from 2015 until June, 2016.
Sueli Mendes is coordinator of Events and Projects CEBDS since 1997. Masters degree in law, has experience in managing events and projects, fundraising, coordination of partnerships, and budget management. Has expertise in project management area for the third sector by FGV, and management of corporate social responsibility by Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC).
Bianca Melo is Administrative and Financial Coordinator at Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CEBDS) since July 2016. Prior to this position, she worked for Oi Telecom, Senior Taxi Aéreo, Elogia, and Club Med, always in the financial department, where she was responsible for financial organization and management, investment portfolios and project funding. Bianca has a bachelor degree in business administration and a MBA in finance and controllership both from Fluminense Federal University (UFF), and specialization in finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV RJ).
Julia Vincent is Institutional Relations of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Social Communication/Publics Relations at Hélio Alonso Integred Colleges (FACHA), holds an MBA in Project Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas Foudation (FGV/RJ) and she also studied Social Responsability Management at Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute. She worked for three years as a consultant at Actelion Pharmaceuticald in Brazil where she coordinated projects, planned, executedand managed activities in an integrated approach to HR mainly related to Internal Communication and Social Responsability.
André Villaça Ramalho is a Technical Advisor at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), since 2014, where it coordinates the Biodiversity and Biotechnology (CTBio) and Water (CTÁgua) Working Groups and the forest & sustainable agriculture discussions. Before joining CEBDS, worked as a Senior Environmental Analyst at ICF International, where it coordinated and developed several environmental impact assessments and mitigation projects for both onshore and offshore developments. Prior to ICF, was a Special Project Analyst at the Rio de Janeiro Environmental Agency, working at the biodiversity and conservation areas sector. André has a bachelor degree in biology from the Norte Fluminense State University (UENF); with masters in Ecology from the same institution and a specialization in HSE from PROMINP/UFF.
Laura Albuquerque is a Technical Advisor at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and coordinates the Climate Change and Energy and Sustainable Finance working groups. Laura has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and holds a Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Planning from COPPE / UFRJ. She worked as a consultant in Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and as a Sustainability analyst at Vale.
Laura has experience in technical subsidies to add value to the commitments assumed by companies in the climate change area, such as GHG Inventory, GHG Reduction project portfolio, Action Plans for Target Achievement, Analysis of Climate Public Policies, among others. She also has certificates for auditing in ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and for validation and verification of CDM projects. In addition to the CEBDS, she collaborates with the website “Sustentabilidade Em Pauta” with sporadic articles.
Luan Santos is Technical Advisor and Coordinator of Logistics and Transports Working Group (CTLog) and Social Impacts Working Group of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS). He works in the transportation and urban mobility sector since 2008, having worked in institutions like the United Nations (UN), Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment (CentroClima/COPPE), Center for Studies in Logistics (CEL/COPPEAD), Institute of Logistics and Supply Chain (ILOS), among others. He has participated in numerous projects in the field of urban mobility and sustainable development, such as coordinating the 3rd National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in the road transportation sector (MCTI), besides being the technically responsible for the modeling of the transportation sector in the Social and Economic Implications (IES-Brasil), under the coordination of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Changes (FBMC). In terms of social impacts’ experiences, he worked in the Centre for Integrated Studies and Sustainable Development Programs (CIEDS) from 2011 to 2012. He is currently PhD student on Energy and Environmental Planning (COPPE/UFRJ), he holds Master in the same area and institution, besides a Bachelor in Management (FACC/UFRJ), with extension in Environmental Engineering, by the University of Porto, Portugal.
Tatiana Faria de Araujo is Institutional Project Advisor at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD-Brazil) since 2016, coordinating projects in the following themes: Leaders Council; Sustainable Procurement; Integrated Reporting; Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Cities. Previously, she was Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she coordinated an audit team on projects in management area (Safety, Environment and Health), ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. She also worked at Bureau Veritas in environmental auditing and environmental management system (ISO 14001:2015). Tatiana is biologist by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with Masters Degree in Ecology at the same university.
Raquel Bonelli hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation by Fluminense Federal University (UFF), having won a honorable mention by European Union Embassy due to her graduation paper about Sustainable Development and Energy Security in Europe. Since June 2016, she is technical assistant at Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), coordinating the Brazilian Business Network of Life Cycle Assessment and assisting to the Presidency in her participation in international and national forums, aside from assisting the technical team manager. She previously worked at the energy sector, specifically renewables, at UK Trade & Investment, an organization from the British government in charge of foreign trade relations.
Ingrid Trigueiro is Bachelor in Public Relations from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), post-graduated in Business Communications from the University Cândido Mendes and in Market Research and Public Opinion from UERJ. She has worked in the press office area of the Universidade Aberta da Terceira Idade (UnATI) and also in the internal communication area and in the press office of the National Cancer Institute (INCA) by FSB Communications for more than three years. Furthermore, she worked two more years in the FSB as press officer for “Fundo Vale” and “Projeto de Florestas Nacionais de Itaituba I e II” supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Serviço Florestal Brasileiro, and BNDES. She has also worked in the organization of events, ceremonials and campaigns from the National Cancer Institute (INCA) by the Cancer Foundation. Currently, she has been press officer of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), since 2015, being responsible for communication strategies to the press and its website.
Gyssele Mendes is journalist of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development. Before that, she worked as a journalist in the CDN Corporate Communications, where she was responsible for digital communication of the Ministry of Culture and coordinated Social Mobilization allocated in the Communication Department. Since 2010 works with digital communication, with passages by the press office in government and private institutions. She graduated in Media Studies and holds MSc in Social Communication, both from Fluminense Federal University.