Date: Jan 2018
Description: Launched Unplastify, an ocean adventure to explore the misuse of plastic. After working surrounded by plastic, I started wondering, where does all these end up? how is this affecting us? how can we stop it? So, I decided to embark on adventure to explore where the problem seems more serious, the ocean.
Link: Unplastify web
Organization: Greyston Bakery
Date: Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
Description: Redesigned sustainability framework, developed new KPIs, set future targets and designed strategies to achieve ESG goals. Developed Suppliers Code of Conduct. Coordinated annual sustainability report and B-Corp certification impact assessment
Link: greyston web
Client: Buenos Aires City
Partner: Asociación Sustentar
Date: Jun 2016 – May 2017
Description: From waste management to resources administration: Proposals with a circular economy approach to improve the city´s waste management system. The project team conducted field research, analysis and mapping of the current status of recyclable materials flows in Buenos Aires including the informal streams, and developed short, medium and long-term proposals for the city to facilitate a transition to a circular economy waste management system.
Link: Asociación Sustentar
Organization: Columbia Business School
Date: May 2016
Description: Co-authored a case study published by Columbia CaseWorks about the dairy farm Talar. Located in Uruguay, Talar is a case where the use of technology, vertically integration and a closed loop system has resulted in higher performance and efficiency.
Link: Columbia CaseWorks
Organization: RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights + Earth Institute
Date: 2013 - 2014
Description: Helped develop two editions of the Sustainable Investing Education program designed for institutional investors, asset managers, nancial planners and consultants. The program provided a comprehensive approach to ESG investment analysis based on the belief that sustainable investing is an element of risk mitigation which is at the core of fiduciary responsibility.
Organization: Sure We Can - recycling center, community space and sustainability hub in Brooklyn
Date: Jan 2015 – Jul 2016
Description: lead the board, advise Executive Director with strategic decisions, develop the organization's vision plan and work on specific projects such as the composting program and the waste-to-energy project.
Link: Sure We Can web
Organization: Deming Center, Columbia Business School
Partner: Grupo Los Grobo
Date: Jun – Sep 2015
Description: Designed online and free program for agro-business professionals in Latin American rural areas, to talk about global issues that affect their agricultural practices: Globalization, Climate Change and Commodities. The program was broadcasted in different locations as was also available for remote participants through video-conference.
Magazine: Ecomanía, the sustainable development magazine in Argentina, www.ecomania.org
Date: Sep - Oct 2014
Description: Article about the People's Climate March in New York. Its starts like this: "I was lucky to be one of the 400,000 people that were part of the historic Climate March last September 21st in New York. The experience was unforgettable..."
Client: Unit of Special Projects, Government of Buenos Aires City (Capstone Team, Columbia Universitiy)
Date: Sep - Dec 2014
Description: Consulting project to address key environmental issues associated with the Liniers Cattle Market operations. As a result the Capstone Team developed a comprehensive Manure Management System comprising three primary strategies aimed to make market operations more efficient, reduce the solid and liquid waste from being discharged into the Cildañez stream and tighten policy regulations that are either currently not in place or unenforced.
Client: TECHO Argentina - techo.org
Date: Feb-Jun 2014
Description: Project developed the NGO TECHO, in which we researched and developed alternatives to replace the windows used by them in the houses that they build in slums. After 8 months, we generated a special material for the windows, that was made using plastic bottles.
The first 70 recycled windows were used in the construction of 23 houses located in a humble neighborhood near La Matanza, Argentina. The families helped with the construction and were grateful. From now on, TECHO’s windows are sustainable, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable.
Organization: Padrinos Escuelas Rurales Quitilipi, Chaco (Godparents of Rural Schools in Quitilipi, Chaco)
Date: 2000 - 2006
Description: Active participation in group of professors, students and alumni from high school that sponsored two rural schools in the Chaco, one of the poorest areas in Argentina. Every year, a group of 50 volunteers from 13 to 70 years-old visits the communities and lives in the school for a week. The volunteers bring food and supplies and work in the facilities; but more importantly, they share the life of these rural communities visiting their homes and providing support to their needs.
Links: Quitilipi web
Organization: Columbia Business School
Date: Mar 2016
Description: Prepared review of experiences during study tour to India with ECLA group (founders and CEOs of Latin American companies), where we visited big companies like Tata Motors and small businesses like recycling enterprises in the Dharavi slum and social entrepreneurs from rural areas.
Organization: Columbia University: Responsiveness and Resilience of the Built Environment course
Date: Sep - Dec 2013
Description: Urban systems design and proposal for the Newark Riverfront: group developed integrated strategies for the development and revitalization of the Newark Riverfront, a stretch of land that has enormous potential and importance for urban resilience in the future and community activism in the present.
Link: PPT presentation
Organization: Columbia University: Cost Benefit Analysis course
Date: Feb - May 2014
Description: Organic and Fair Trade Certified cotton have been successfully adopted into 6% of L-Brands apparel and the management team is considering expanding the combination equal to 50% with conventionally sourced cotton. This paper identifies current trends in price and consumer desire through a literature review and a revealed preference survey to derive a reasonable market expectation for organic or Fair Trade Certified intimate apparel. A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) was then constructed using the company’s 2013 performance and considers multiple primary costs and benefits for the L Brands shareholders
Organization: The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Date: Oct-Dec 2013
Description: Content creation, curriculum design and communication efforts for Sustainability Essentials Training Program.
Organization: Andrew Winston's Eco-Strategies
Date: Jun - Aug 2014
Description: Supported "The Big Pivot" author Andrew Winston on his project Pivot Goals, a searchable database of environmental, social and governance targets set by Fortune Global 500 companies.
Link: Pivot Goals
Partner: Refabricar + Bulavu (D.I. Paula Velez, D.I. Gustavo Guardincerri, D.I. Marcella Mossovich)
Client: SC Johnson Argentina
Date: Jun – Sep 2013
Date: Oct 2010
Description: Designed and produced modular furniture
Partners: D.I. Paula Velez, D.I. Gustavo Guardincerri, D.I. Marcella Mossovich
Client: Latin Chair Contest – Manifiesto
Date: May 2013
Partner: D.I. Paula Velez
Client: Government of Buenos Aires City
Date: Jun 2013
Description: Designed and developed proposal of recycling containers for public spaces.