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.
Carla Branco is the Institutional Relationship Manager of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (in Portuguese CEBDS), since 2017, responsible for the relationship with associates, sponsors and partner institutions and for the management of the Communication and Events departments. She is also a professor in the undergraduate, postgraduate (MBA) and short-term courses of IBMEC Online Faculties, teaching subjects such as Business Communication, Corporate Governance, Environmental Management, among others. Past experiences include as a professor of History of Art and Event Production at undergraduate courses of Journalism and Marketing of IBMEC/RJ. Prior to CEBDS, she worked for the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI), where she was responsible for relations with investors such as Microsoft, HSBC/Bradesco, B2W, Via Varejo, Ampla/Enel and PMIEF. At Oi Futuro (Telemar Institute), she oversaw a program, from 2011 to 2014, called NAVE (Advanced Educational Center), recognized internationally as one of the most innovative school initiatives in the world. Prior to that, she worked in the Institute’s Marketing and Content department for projects in Brazil, either proprietary or sponsored by Oi, in the areas of Culture, Media and New Technologies, Education, Sports and Environment. Between 2002 and 2009, she was the cultural manager of Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish official institution for culture and education, in Rio de Janeiro. Carla has a master’s degree in Business Administration, post-graduation in Cultural Management. She was member of the Municipal Council of Culture of Rio de Janeiro and the Deliberative Committee of the Carioca Commission for Cultural Promotion and has participated in national and international evaluation boards from institutions such as Brazilian Ministry of Culture, Culture Department of the City of Rio de Janeiro, RioFilme, Microsoft Expert Educators among others.
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).
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.
Henrique Luz 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 with the incorporation of social and environmental issues in business decision making since 2008, having experience in energy, oil & gas and mining sector. He was Sustainability Analyst at Vale and, before that, researcher at Environmental Economy Group (GEMA/IE/UFRJ) in a collaboration project with Cenpes (Petrobras). He´s been in the core team involved in the development of environmental valuation tools for investments decision. Henrique holds a Master and Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Planning (PPE/UFRJ) and is B.Sc. in Biology (IB/UFRJ).
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: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Cities, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Integrated Reporting, Sustainability Reporting and Leaders Council. Previously, she was Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she coordinated an audit team on projects in management area (Safety, Environment and Health), ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. She also worked at Bureau Veritas in environmental auditing and environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004). Tatiana is biologist by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with Masters Degree in Ecology at the same university.
Moisés Ferreira is a technical assistant on Climate Change at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) since 2017. He hold a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations by Fluminense Federal University (UFF), with extension in the same field by York University, Canada. He developed a research in the Institute of Strategic Studies (INEST) at UFF regarding natural resources and hydric-energy potential of South America, which was awarded by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) during its “III Week of International Strategic Management and Defense”. He has also previously worked with international affairs and business development, at the Federation of Industries of the state of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN), assisting the Director and the President’s office.
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.