Founder and Director
Alejandro is the founder and director of the Earth Security Initiative. He is an expert in cross-sector collaboration, and was awarded the BMW Young Leader Award 2012 by the BMW Foundation in Germany.
From 2008-2010 he created and was the Director of the Innovation Lab at Volans, where he developed the Biosphere Economy, a project that convened business, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss how to bring notions of ecological limits into global capital markets. The project catalysed a collaboration between financial institutions and scientists to integrate ecological metrics into sovereign ratings. From 2004 to 2008 he was Senior Advisor at AccountAbility‘s Collaborative Governance Programme in London, and led partnership engagements between businesses, policy-makers and civil society in places including Russia, Indonesia, Tanzania, South Africa, India, Brazil and Ecuador with support of multilateral agencies.
In 2004 he was awarded the Hobhouse Memorial Prize by the London School of Economics where he obtained his MSc in Political Sociology. During this period he worked with Shell International’s Future Scenarios team in London. Prior to this, Alejandro was an investment manager with the AVINA Foundation in Latin America where he helped invest in entrepreneurial solutions to deal with resource limits, governance and human security. Alejandro holds a BA in International Relations from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.