Implementa Sur

Inspired by a sustainable future, we catalyze climate action

Why ImplementaSur?

ImplementaSur was born in the southernmost part of the world, committed to transcending ideas. We support the implementation of concrete actions to advance towards sustainable development.

Commitment from the inside out

Our commitment to sustainability begins at home: we adhere to The Climate Pledge, and have set an emissions reduction target as a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)  aligned with Science-Based Targets.

We are a B Corp

We belong to the movement that certifies better companies for the world, oriented to create social, environmental and economic value for all their stakeholders.

Recognized by HuellaChile

We measure our carbon footprint, water footprint and perform a monthly characterization of all waste generated at our facilities. We obtained the HuellaChile quantification seals in 2021 and 2022.

Journey

Since the creation of ImplementaSur in 2017, we have intended a constant learning process driven by the conviction that being at the forefront of climate knowledge is the only way to effectively help those who trust us in implementing sustainable practices. Throughout these years, we have developed more than 200 consulting projects in 20 countries. More than 70 organizations have trusted us to manage their climate risks, maximize their contribution to the global challenge, and generate value during the process. Our expertise is accredited by the global climate knowledge ecosystem.

In the context of a sustainable and just transition, we are commited to helping catalyze climate action initiatives to address the challenges posed by climate change while promoting sustainable management practices.

Embracing SDGs

As a climate action consultancy, ImplementaSur has contributed in the promotion of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals through the projects and consultancies in which we have been involved. Specifically, in relation to the following SDGs:

Team

We are a team of professionals committed to climate change. We are driven by innovation and curiosity to find strategic and efficient solutions.

Gerardo Canales

Director

Forestry Engineer from Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Resource and Environmental Planning from Massey University, New Zealand. With more than 20 years of experience in sustainability and climate change issues, he has designed and implemented mitigation programs in different countries. He also led the Solid Waste Unit of the Ministry of Environment, the Project Management of the Renewable Energy Center of CORFO, and was Program Director for Latin America of the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP).

Rodrigo García

DIRECTOR

Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and MSc in Technology and Policy with an environmental focus from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has more than 20 years of experience promoting the transition to a resilient and low-carbon economy, joining efforts with the public and private sector. He has developed methodological frameworks for accessing climate finance, including the allocation of financial incentives to foster a portfolio of more than 150 projects.

Ignacio Rebolledo

Consultant Manager

Civil engineer specialized in hydraulics, sanitation and environment from Universidad de Chile, diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, and master’s degree in Planning and Management of Natural Resources and Environment from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has 20 years of consulting experience in matters related to sustainability, climate change and ESG for the public and private sector in Latin America. In 2011 he developed the CRESTCOM International Leadership Management Strategies Course, and in 2010 he conducted an Energy Foresight course based on the Long Range Energy Alternatives Planning Model (LEAP).

Rodrigo García

DIRECTOR

Civil Engineer, MSc in technology and policy with environmental focus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Executive Director and Founder of ImplementaSur, he has more than 20 years of experience in promoting the transition to a low carbon and resilient economy, in conjunction with the public and private sector. He has developed methodological frameworks for accessing climate finance, including the allocation of financial incentives to foster a portfolio of more than 150 projects.

Sofía Burford

CONSULTING LEADER

Civil engineer with a diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She works as a consultant in climate change and sustainability. She has broad experience in corporate carbon footprint quantification (scope 1, 2 and 3) and national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, climate risk assessment, elaboration of decarbonization and adaptation strategies, integration of TCFD recommendations, and investment plans for mitigation projects.

Sofía Martínez

CONSULTING LEADER

Civil engineer with a diploma in Hydraulic Engineering and a Master in Engineering Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has diverse experience in climate change and sustainability, including the quantification of GHG inventories and water footprint, quantification of emission reductions for innovative technology projects in industrial sectors, development of business models and strategies for water projects and offset regulations.

Hernán López

CONSULTING LEADER

Civil electrical engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master in Energy and Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He has five years of experience in the renewable energy market, climate finance strategies, energy contracts and energy efficiency policies. In ImplementaSur he brings consulting expertise in projects related to financial mechanisms to promote the adoption of new technologies and achieve Chile’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

Hernán López

CONSULTING LEADER

Civil Electrical Engineer from PUC, Master in Energy and Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He has 5 years of experience in the Renewable Energy market, climate finance strategies, energy contracts and energy efficiency policies. In ImplementaSur he works as a consultant in projects related to the establishment of financial mechanisms to promote the adoption of new technologies to achieve Chile’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

Hernán López

CONSULTING LEADER

Ingeniero Civil Eléctrico de la PUC, Master en Ingeniería Energética y Nuclear del Politecnico di Torino. Posee 5 años de experiencia en el mercado de Energías Renovables, estrategias de financiamiento climático, contratos de energía y políticas de energía eficiente. En ImplementaSur se desarrolla como consultor de proyectos relacionados al establecimiento de mecanismos financieros para promover la adopción de nuevas tecnologías para alcanzar las Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) de Chile.

Esteban Cathalifaud

Analyst

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Experience in calculation of emissions financed in financial institutions (carbon footprint category 15), evaluation of mitigation measures, establishment of emission reduction targets and trajectories, climate risk assessment and integration of TCFD recommendations.

Marcos Alfaro

Consultant

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has experience in the calculation of indicators related to climate change and sustainability, especially in the evaluation of corporate water footprint, corporate carbon footprint and product footprint in different productive and economic areas.

Graciela Hernández

Consultant

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from PUC Chile. Experience in social and private evaluation of integrated solid waste management projects with focus on organic waste valorization projects through composting and/or anaerobic digestion. She has participated in the quantification of the emission reduction potential of industrial organic waste management projects and the analysis of the feasibility of commercialization of these offsets.

Sebastián Delorenzo

Consultant

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Experience related to environmental and climate change indicators such as the quantification of GHG inventories, water footprint assessment and integration of mitigation and adaptation measures to climate change for various operational realities.

Javier Arriagada

Consultant

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Experience related to sustainability, climate change and innovation, highlighting the quantification of corporate carbon footprint, financed emissions and quantification of water footprint for projects in different areas.

Bernardo Bravo

Consultant

Civil Engineer in energy and environment with masters in non conventional renewable energy tecnologies management fron the Adolfo Ibáñez university. Degree in electric markets from the future and their regulation from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Has experience in electric markets and their regulation in Chile. At ImplementaSur he serves as an analist consultant in projects related to infrastructure, enegy market regulation and topics telated to green hydrogen and sustainable solutions for carbon markets.

Martin Fehrmann

Analyst

Industrial Civil Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Experience in corporate carbon footprint quantification (scope 1, 2 and 3), integration of mitigation measures, climate risk assessment and integration of TCFD recommendations for the financial market.

Pablo Cárdenas

Analyst

Civil Industrial Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Experience in managing social programs and digitalization of vulnerable populations in public service. Currently works as a project consultant, with an interest in evaluating GHG emission mitigation technologies at final disposal sites.

Felipe Poblete

Analyst

Graduate of Civil Industrial Engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Master’s student in Public Policy at the same University. Has experience in evaluation of waste management systems and evaluation of organic waste valorization projects.

Francisca Rojas

Consultant

Civil Works Engineer, with a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She works as a climate change and sustainability consultant. She has experience in corporate carbon footprint quantification (scope 1, 2 and 3), climate risk assessment, construction of science-based decarbonization targets (SBT) and integration of TCFD recommendations, both for the financial sector and the real economy.

Daniela Bermúdez

Consultant

Industrial civil engineer from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and Master in Sustainable Development from the University of Surrey. She has 5 years of experience in project management, strategy and business development in energy, telecommunications and mining, life cycle analysis and circular economy. She brings expertise in projects related to climate finance schemes and public policy for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation projects in Latin America.

Nicolás Sandoval

Consultant

Civil Engineer in Biotechnology, mention in Environmental Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has experience in climate risk assessment, integration of TCFD recommendations, corporate sustainability and reporting according to international standards such as GRI and SASB. He also has experience in carbon footprint calculation and climate change impact modeling.

Magdalena Merino

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has experience in evaluation of organic solid waste management projects, focusing on composting and anaerobic digestion. She has worked on issues related to nature-based solutions, climate finance schemes and public policy for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Isidora Pemjean

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has experience in economic evaluation and quantification of emission reduction potential of waste management projects, such as composting plants, and landfill gas capture and energy recovery. He has also worked on projects related to carbon market analysis and evaluation of carbon credit generation potential.

Montserrat Araya

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has experience in the evaluation of organic waste valorization projects, including composting and anaerobic digestion, in different Latin American countries.

Camila Castillo

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has experience in the quantification of financed emissions, climate risk assessment, and the integration of mitigation measures. She has also worked in the development of climate strategies for companies in various sectors.

Diego Arochas

Analyst

Engineer in renewable natural resources from the University of Chile. He has experience in compliance with current regulations and circular economy in the mining sector, focusing on the development of roadmaps and indicators for monitoring, reporting and verification. He brings knowledge on nature-based solutions and the role of ecosystems in climate change adaptation.

Daniela López

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has experience in all stages of the creation of decarbonization plans: reviewing emissions inventory; selecting mitigation measures; calculatingabatement potential, and compensation of residual emissions. She has participated in the incorporation of the climate change component in environmental impact assessments following the methodology of the Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA).

Beltrán Duhart

Consultant

Industrial civil engineer with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has experience in the formulation and technical-economic evaluation of organic waste management projects in several Latin American countries.

Catalina Veloso

Analyst

Civil engineer with a diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has extensive experience in the coordination and development of projects adopting a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to design public policies in response to environmental challenges, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and health impacts of pollutants.

Catalina Vattuone

Analyst

Civil engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica, with a diploma in Environmental Engineering from the same university and a diploma in Climate Change and Low Carbon Development from the Universidad de Chile. She has experience in the coordinating and designing projects for managing nature areas, as well as in the analysis and development of public policy proposals related to several instruments of national climate change management.

Ljuvana Koscina

Analyst

Chemical civil engineer from the University of Chile. She has extensive experience in calculating corporate carbon footprints (Scope 1, 2, and 3), conducting product life cycle analysis, and managing projects focused on the valorization of organic waste through anaerobic digestion, both in public and private sectors.

Zoe McAlear

Analyst

Urban Planner with a Master’s in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has 5 years of experience working with the U.S. Department of Transportation, municipalities, and NGOs on project management, public policy analysis, and research. She brings expertise in climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, sustainable urban policies, participatory processes, and transportation.

Emiko Sepúlveda

Analyst

Natural Resources Engineer from the University of Chile, specializing in international climate change negotiations and integrating gender perspectives into climate policies and peace dialogues. She has 8 years of experience working with multidisciplinary teams on national and sub-national climate change management. Her expertise centers on climate change adaptation, public policy development, and fostering citizen participation and empowerment through environmental and climate action. She has collaborated on projects with multilateral cooperation organizations, national and local governments, and civil society. Currently serving as a youth delegate at COP28.

Valentina Córdova

Analyst

Environmental engineer from the University of Santiago, Chile. She has experience in calculating climate change and sustainability indicators, with a particular focus on evaluating the corporate and product carbon footprint across various productive and economic sectors.

Denise Salinas

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a diploma in Construction Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has experience in evaluating projects for the valorization of organic solid waste, and in climate financing and public policy for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

Catalina Cerón

Analyst

Industrial civil engineer with a diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has experience in climate mitigation, adaptation, and financing projects, and has worked on comprehensive organic waste management, focusing on composting, anaerobic digestion, recycling, and food waste reduction. Additionally, she has assessed climate risks and developed strategies for companies across various sectors. She has also been involved in analyzing carbon markets for infrastructure.

Francisca Rojas

Consultant

Civil Works Engineer, with a Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She works as a climate change and sustainability consultant. She has experience in corporate carbon footprint quantification (scope 1, 2 and 3), climate risk assessment, construction of science-based decarbonization targets (SBT) and integration of TCFD recommendations, both for the financial sector and the real economy.

Nicolás Sandoval

Consultant

Civil Engineer in Biotechnology, mention in Environmental Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has experience in climate risk assessment, integration of TCFD recommendations, corporate sustainability and reporting according to international standards such as GRI and SASB. He also has experience in carbon footprint calculation and climate change impact modeling.

Cristian Peñailillo

Human Resources Manager

Degree in Business Administratotion from the Universidad Tecnológica de Chile. He has experience in matters of organizational health, well-being and development. In ImplementaSur he leads the Human Resources department, where he seeks constant improvement and innovation according to the sustainable and high-impact business culture.

Johana Malavé

Administration Manager

Joaquín Acevedo

Communications Manager

Journalist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica and Master in Science Information and Communication from the University of Granada. Broad experience advising organizations and projects in matters related to science, climate change and the environment. Strategic communications, research, relationship building, data analysis.

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