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Panel of Judges

Carolina Schmidt

Carolina Schmidt

Former Minister of Environment and Gender of Chile

A distinguished Chilean commercial engineer, entrepreneur, and former politician. She served as the Minister of the Environment and was previously the Minister Director of the National Women’s Service (Sernam). Currently, Schmidt is active on the boards of WWF USA, CAP S.A., ENGIE, and Imagina, and serves as the President of the Chile Nature Fund. Her extensive work in environmental policy and gender equality has earned her multiple recognitions as one of the “100 Women Leaders.”

Andrea Amozurrutia

Andrea Amozurrutia

Finance & Sustainability Director Grupo Herdez

A transformative leader in sustainable finance. Under her guidance, Grupo Herdez issued $3,000 million MXN in sustainability-linked bonds on the Mexican Stock Exchange. Recognized for seamlessly integrating sustainability into the business model, Andrea has led a robust sustainability strategy aligned with key Sustainable Development Goals, including Gender Equality and Climate Action. Andrea also made history as the first Latin American woman to join the CFO Coalition for the SDGs by the UN Global Compact.

Magdalena Rego

Magdalena Rego

IFC ESG – LAC Senior Operations Officer

The Corporate Governance Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at IFC. Her role involves developing regional initiatives and representing Latin America in global practice groups within the Corporate Governance Department. Prior to IFC, Magdalena achieved extensive experience in the private sector, engaging directly with C-level executives and key stakeholders. Additionally, Magdalena is a visiting professor at CESA and coordinates IGCLA’s efforts to train board members at the highest level across the region.

Asunción Borrás

Asunción Borrás

Head of Business Development for Engie LatAm

A leader of renewable hydrogen projects across Latin America, building on her robust experience in renewable energy development since 2015. Her international career in the energy sector is distinguished by her involvement in initiatives such as the Calama Wind Farm, which marked the onset of ENGIE’s renewable initiatives in Chile. She is the Vice President of the Chilean Hydrogen Association, a founding member of the Association of Women in Renewable Energy in Mexico, and serves as an Ambassador for Women in Energy. Asunción also contributes as a mentor for Inspiring Girls Chile.

Lauren Fletcher

Lauren Fletcher

Inventor of Tree Planting Drone Technology, former NASA engineer

Oxford PhD and former NASA engineer turned environmental technology entrepreneur, renowned for inventing tree planting drone technology through his ventures, Beta Earth and Regenerative Venture Studio. His work aims to combat global deforestation by revolutionizing the way we restore natural landscapes, now shifting towards realigning global supply chains to reduce wood consumption in consumer products. Over two decades of experience at NASA and Lockheed Martin, working on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Mars exploration programs. 

Partners

FLII is the leading summit in the Latin American Impact Investment sector that brings together investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, venture funds, organizations and relevant players of the impact ecosystem in LATAM.

A network of organizations that seeks to drive the agenda of entrepreneurship and impact investment in Mexico, thereby contributing to solving social and environmental problems. Members of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG),

A foundation that creates and manages transformative programs and partnerships that advance sustainability and social impact around the world. They work with global leaders across public, private and non-profit sectors who are committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Producers of stories about culture, social, and environmental impact. Certified B Corporation setting the new corporate standard for social and environmental performance. Winners of the Creative Impact Award at SIMA 2022. They are part of the Sarape Social family.

Leaders in sustainable material innovation, crafting high-performance biocomposites that combine the natural sustainability of wood with the robustness of advanced composites. Inspired by nature, they create lightweight, durable solutions that support modern engineering needs while minimizing environmental impact.

The first Ecuadorian company co-led by two women, they support entrepreneurs in Latin America through coworking spaces, training programs, innovation, impact investment, and development. As part of their  commitment as a B Corporation, they reinvest their revenues and profits to support social entrepreneurs.

ClimaTech unites businesses and organizations dedicated to solving environmental issues through technological innovation. ClimaTech serves as a dynamic hub where the work of its associates showcases the potential, leadership, and influence necessary to drive positive change. By fostering the development of clean technologies, ClimaTech is positioning the country as a key player in regional and global environmental solutions.

THE LOTUS

Team

Tess Fenn
Tess Fenn Savia Lotus Lead
Daniela Zárate
Daniela Zárate Marketing Manager
Bryony Parker
Bryony Parker Associate
Andres Baehr
Andres Baehr Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Teresa Siqueira
Teresa Siqueira Lotus Intern
Matthew Mulrennan
Matthew Mulrennan Co-Founder, Partner

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