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Cristina Larrea

Lead, Sustainability Standards

Cristina Larrea is Lead, Sustainability Standards for the Economic Law and Policy Program. She has 15 years of experience working in the fields of economic inclusion and sustainability with vulnerable populations in developing countries, including women, Indigenous People and agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises.   

Her career path includes seven years of fieldwork with rainforest community-based organizations in Chiapas, Mexico, leading initiatives for sustainable natural resources management in agroforestry systems (coffee, timber, corn, livestock), while supporting agribusiness development and market access of local enterprises

In previous roles, Cristina contributed to the creation of an internationally recognized framework to measure the social, economic and environmental impacts of financial transactions in agricultural enterprises and has authored and co-authored a number of publications in the field of sustainable development, including evaluation of public policy.

Prior to joining IISD, Cristina had served as the Senior Project Developer Consultant with the Global Green Growth Institute, Senior Project Manager with the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade and as Regional Director for a local partner of Oxfam in Mexico.

Cristina is fluent is English, French and Spanish. 

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