Claudia Martinez has more than 30 years of practical experience in sustainable development, finance and climate change. She is the Director of E3 Ecology, Economics and Ethics, supporting innovating programs and actions to foster sustainable development, new economies and financial schemes. She is representative for Colombia and Co-chair of the country programs of the Food and Land Use Coalition FOLU. She is also a member of the independent advisory Panel of the Green Climate Fund where she has supported to assess the projects presented to the fund since its inception.
She was Director of the Office of Sustainable Development and later Vice President for Social and Environmental Development at the Latin American Development Bank managing the portfolio of environmental and social projects as well as small and medium enterprises.
As Deputy Minister of Environment of Colombia, she coordinated the Environmental system of the country including 33 regional environmental corporations and 5 research institutions. She worked for the Latin American Bureau of the United Nations Development Program in New York, managing the portfolio of environmental projects.
She studied Business Administration at Los Andes University in Bogotá and holds a master’s Degree in development economics and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University. She is co-founder of Sistema B, the B Corporation movement in Colombia.
She is currently in the board of directors of Agrosavia, the research institution for agriculture in Colombia, as well as Sistema B Colombia. She has been a member of several boards including CIFOR, CATIE and Green Fund.