CEID

General Director

Gilberto Rincón González

Gilberto Rincón GonzálezFounder and director of CEID Colombia. He has extensive experience, with more than 20 years as a senior legal advisor for multinational oil companies such as Shell and Exxon Mobil. He was a Member of the Colombian delegation to negotiate the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol CoP 6 in The Hague, Holland. President of the Colombian Environmental Bar Association and permanent delegate to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development - CSD. An attorney specialized in Environmental Law from the Universidad del Rosario with an MBA from the IESE – Navarra University in Spain and a degree in Comparative Law from the University of Texas, Dallas (USA). Currently, he is a business adviser and a member of the Governing board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. He participates in the implementation of the program of the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) in Colombia on " Environmental Law Enforcement and Compliance” and the programs of the Academy of Environmental Law (IUCN).

Advisory Council

Lester Brown Pavan Sukhdev Javier de Cendra Rob Fowler Stephen Kass

TEAM

Claudia Martínez

Claudia Martínez

Studied Business Administration at the 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.

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Janeth Patricia Velásquez

Janeth Patricia Velásquez

Lawyer of the University La Gran Colombia. Specialist in environmental law of the Univerisdad del Rosario. She is currently carrying out her PhD. studies in law at the Universidad San Pablo – CEU in Spain.

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Gloria Isabel Triviño Valenzuela

Gloria Isabel Triviño Valenzuela

Gloria Isabel Triviño is a lawyer from the Universidad Catolica de Colombia, with emphasis in civil law from the Faculty of Paris X Nanterre (France) and a specialization in environmental law at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota.

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Ricardo Botero Villegas

Ricardo Botero Villegas

Lawyer from the Universidad Libre de Colombia with emphasis in environmental law from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia).

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Nathan Borgford-Parnell

Manuel Guzman Hennessey

Lawyer from the Washington College of Law, with a Masters in International Affairs and a specialization in global climate change American University (Washington DC).

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Manuel Guzman Hennessey

Manuel Guzman Hennessey

Scientific Journalist, consultant, analyst, author and professor at the University of Rosario (Colombia) on issues related to global climate change.

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Alejandra Cifuentes

Manuel Guzman Hennessey

Environmental engineer with expertise in the evaluation and structuring of sustainability memories under the GRI G4 methodology and tools allowing to increased environmental and social value with profitable financial margins.

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Mateo Ledesma Bohorquez

Mateo Ledesma Bohorquez

Environmental Engineer from the Universidad El Bosque. Member of Choc Izone Research Group.

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Leonie Reins

Manuel Guzman Hennessey

Leonie holds an LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium and an LL.B. from Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany

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History

The Center for Sustainable Development Studies – CEID Colombia - is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003 by a team of experts in law, sustainable development, climate change, and socio-environmental issues. The purpose of CEID is to lead research programs in Colombia and worldwide, to disseminate knowledge and to build capacity within corporations, public institutions and civil society on topics related to the environment and sustainable development, thus creating a path for a more harmonious relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, CEID Colombia also provides consulting services on these topics.

CEID builds upon the more than two decades of experience of its members, in the public and the private sectors and academia. CEID regularly takes part in national and international conferences, including the Commission on Sustainable Development and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


Vision

CEID will be recognized both nationally and internationally, as a leader in the study, dissemination, and support to the public and private sectors and academia, in topics that promote sustainable development in Colombia and Latin America.

Mission

CEID is committed with the promotion of a sustainable model of society through research, development, and knowledge dissemination. It also provides support for public and private sectors regarding the creation of strategies and solutions in order to achieve the proposed sustainable model.

OBJECTIVES

VALUES

CEID Colombia develops its strategies, actions, and projects by respecting the corporate values. These values define the line of action, in order to not only meet but also exceed the expectations of our customers, members and allies. These values are: compliance, quality, transparency, ethics and recognition.