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Researcher, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Senior Sustainability Consultant, Brite Green

Viviana Jiménez is a sustainability consultant and researcher specialized in corporate sustainability strategy, climate change and food security, ecosystem restoration, and international conservation. She has worked with the private sector, academia, governments, and international organizations to further sustainable practices and conservation measures. She currently works with Brite Green, a sustainability strategy firm; and on several projects with the University of Oxford, researching innovation and organizational management, climate compatible development and governance, and biodiversity – ecosystem service links. Before moving to the UK, she was the Regional Representative for North America of the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species, leading the convention’s operations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. She also served as Associate Director for the Blue Frontier Campaign, and was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Program Officer at The Ocean Foundation. Viviana worked at the Earth Policy Institute researching food security and energy issues alongside Lester R. Brown. She participated in the creation of coastal development standards in Mexico. She was also an international markets securities trader in Bogotá, Colombia. Viviana received her bachelor’s degree in Finance, Government and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. She continued her studies in International Environment and Development at American University and Non-profit Management at Georgetown University; and completed an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. She is cofounder and advisor to the Boyd N. Lyon Sea Turtle Fund at The Ocean Foundation.