Latin America and the Caribbean
Cláudio Boechat is a teacher, researcher and project manager at Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Nucleus, Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil, since 2002. His current professional activities include knowledge development in the field of responsible and sustainable business management. Cláudio also gives frequent speeches and classes in Brazil and in the exterior, and represents the FDC in many national and international fora. He is the Brazilian representative in the Globally Responsible Leaders Initiative, sponsored by UN Global Compact and European Foundation for Management Development; and in the UN Global Compact Task Force for Principles for Responsible Management Education. Cláudio holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is Specialist in Economic Engineering at the Fundação Dom Cabral.
Pedro Franco is Dean of the School of Business Administration and Accounting, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru. Previously, Pedro worked as a consultant for Chemonics International in Colombia, the Peruvian Ministry of National Security, the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the International Finance Corporation. Pedro is the author of various publications, the latest one being the Guidebook for Social Responsibility Diagnostic. Pedro holds a Master in Business Administration from the American University, Washington DC, as well as a Master in Environmental Management for the Sustainable Development from the Pontificia University Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.
Luis Enrique Portales Derbez works as Research Associate in Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas del Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE). Previously, he worked as social responsibility consultant in the IDEARSE program, supported by the IADB and Anáhuac University, and provided consulting services for the Young America Business Trust (YABT) on the design of social programs aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among the Mexican rural and urban youth. Luis Enrique holds a Diploma in Industrial Physical Engineering and a Certificate in Leadership from the Institute of Technology and Superior Studies of Monterrey (ITESM).
Melanie Richards is the founder and principal consultant at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Solutions Limited, a consultancy firm offering services in the area of business and society with a focus on sustainability. Prior to this she headed the research based consultancy sub-unit on CSR at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (University of the West Indies). Melanie has been involved in a wide range of local and international projects in the area of business and society. She holds a B.Sc. in Management (Tourism Specialization) with honors and an MBA (Marketing Specialization) with distinction from the University of the West Indies.
Loretta Serrano Gonzalez joined the Growing Inclusive Market project as a Researcher of the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN), an initiative launched by Harvard Business School in 2001. As part of SEKN -and based at EGADE, Tecnológico de Monterrey- she has developed a number of social responsibility-related case studies, team-teaching and consulting projects, as well as participated in the production of two books published by Harvard University Press: Social Partnering in Latin America and Effective Management of Social Enterprises. Loretta holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has been an international fellow of the Tokyo-based United Nations University (UNU). At present, she works as a public and social affairs global advisor for CEMEX, one of the world’s leading building materials companies.