Beatriz Luz

Chemical Engineer – UFRJ/Brazil
MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering – Surrey University/UK

Highly passionate professional determined to bring people together, influence better business practices and contribute to the new circular economy discussion in Brazil.After graduation, she has moved to the UK. For 10 years she has worked on diferent government funded programmes influencing public policy and providing sustainability advice to companies of all sizes and sectors. In 2010 she returned to Brazil as a result of the 1st UK – Brazil knowledge transfer programme for industrial symbiosis in Minas Gerais in partnership with FIEMG.Back in Brazil, she was invited to join the Odebrecht Group where she stayed for 5 years creating new areas and implementing innovative sustainability practices.

She has structured the Sustainability Vision for Odebrecht Environmental, participated on the Odebrecht Group Sustainability Committee and developed the Life Cycle Analysis area and strategy for Braskem contributing to refine the sustainability message for plastics. As part of this work she has created the Brazilian Business Network for LCA ( Rede Empresarial Brasileira de ACV), was the Co-autor of the 1st global LCA Executive Guide published by the ICCA in 2013 and has conducted one of the first and most comprehensive LCA Study on biopolymers: The LCA for Braskem’s green PE.

Lately, responsible for global client sustainability support within Braskem’s Renewable Chemicals Division she has become a pioneer when introducing the connection between circular economy and bioeconomy highlighting the opportunities for the Brazilian Chemical Industry.

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