Carlos Andrés Emmanuel Ortiz has worked in the field of sustainable public procurement since 2008, in the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch, within the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris. The focus of procurement work is mainly directed at policy development processes, both at an international (UNCSD, Rio+20) and national level. Before joining UNEP, he was a researcher at the CERGAS center of the Bocconi University in Milan, focusing particularly on public-private partnerships for the development of renewable energy projects. He has an undergraduate degree in International Economics and Management and a Masters of Science in Economics and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions from Bocconi University. He also has a Masters in Political Science with a focus on International Affairs, and a specialization in International Political Economy from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris – Sciences-Po.