María Mendiluce is managing director, natural capital area, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
María Mendiluce is managing director, natural capital area, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Prior to joining the WBCSD in 2008, Maria worked for the International Energy Agency, Iberdrola and the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, where she was in charge of developing Spain’s first sustainable development strategy.
Her 20 years of experience in the energy sector and her policy background have added great value to WBCSD’s work on Climate and Energy. Maria leads the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi), one of the flagship projects of COP21. Maria’s role also involves the development of WBCSD’s Climate and Energy strategy and business solutions, facilitation of business engagement in the climate process and contributions to WBCSD’s international policy engagements and events.
María has a PhD degree on economic growth and energy demand. She is teaching courses on environmental policy at the University of Geneva. She is recognized for her distinguished contributions to academic journals and international conferences on climate and energy.
María is chair of Abengoa Independent Panel of Experts on Sustainable Development and has been a member of Agbar Sustainable Development Expert and Novartis Environment and Energy Award Judge Panels.