We are elated to introduce Dr. Joyce Cacho, a newly appointed independent board member, and incoming board chair of Sistema.bio. Joyce is an experienced, non-executive/independent board director and change catalyst. She currently serves as an Independent Board Director of Sunrise Banks, N.A., a regulated bank with Fintech partnerships and a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).
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Miguel Granados LATAM Director “To create value from waste.” When you understand and live this phrase, it has a profound impact on your life. I have over 15 years working in social impact projects, generating energy savings that benefit families that rely on fossil fuels to be more productive and achieve an affordable lifestyle in their homes and businesses. I
Stephanie Zayed BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I am from Bogotá, Colombia, a city with 10 million inhabitants, and I grew up in a very ‘urban’ family, so to speak. Our vacations usually involved big cities, museums, subways, and downtowns. We took one camping trip, and to this day we still talk about how out of our comfort zone we were. This
Alex Eaton CEO The United States has been joined by over 30 other nations to call for a 30% reduction in global methane emissions by 2030. Methane emission reductions is a smart goal, as reducing methane concentrations can have an oversized impact on the rate of global warming. It is also smart because effective actions to reduce human methane emissions
Cécile Pompeï Chief of Staff When recruiting, I like asking candidates what are the 3 things they need to have in order to perform best in the role. It gives me insight into their level of self-awareness and it helps me assess, to a certain extent, team & company fit. In summary, I must say I was at first
Esther Altorfer Managing Director – East Africa As surprising as it may sound, we had never done any management retreats at Sistema.bio in Kenya. I run monthly strategy meetings with the senior leadership, hold annual end year parties, but nothing in between. This year, I decided to change that. I ran a January management retreat, and a June mid-year retreat.
Atul Mittal Business development director Impact partnerships are a specific type of multi-sector partnership designed to create clear and expressive impact towards a social and environmental goal. Over the years we have learnt that these partnerships work better when we set clear results and have transparent roles & responsibilities, and we build monitoring & learning mechanisms together. As a method
Piyush Sohani Sistema.bio India Country Director Research suggests that the first biogas plant was built in India in 1859. However, it didn’t gain popularity in India until1973, almost a century later, when oil prices reached a new high. The government started to look at renewable energy technologies as an alternative energy source. Biogas technology was considered a good solution for
Brianda Suárez Graphic Designer The world is experiencing a wave of crucial transformations. Yet these impacts affect us all in a differentiated way according to many variables, including gender. This is where Ecofeminism comes in. Why speak about “feminism” and “ecology” in the same theory and practice? Is there really a relationship between the two? I remember that at the
Jordi Manzo Finance Manager Today, June 5th, 2021, we celebrate World Environment Day. This day in particular is a moment of reflection and awareness of the damaged state our planet is in, to understand that we are in a crisis and that we are far from being able to respond as we should, designing solutions in global policies or reaching