Universidad de los Andes
Ximena Rueda is an associate professor of sustainability management and global supply chains at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization on land use, with special emphasis on tropical commodities. She is currently working on corporate impacts and dependencies on biodiversity, transformative social enterprises, and on market instruments for climate change adaptation and mitigation. She has over twenty years' experience in rural development, land tenure and environmental conservation in Latin America. Rueda is currently the co-chair of the IPBES report on Business and Biodiversity, a member of the Academic Advisory Council at the United Nations’ Forum on Sustainability Standards(UNFSS) Committee and a senior research fellow at Environment for Development. She has over 30 scientific and large audience publications, and has worked to promote the integration of scientific knowledge into policy design and implementation by supporting global and regional efforts such as the Commission on the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture and the Latin American Center fo the Sustainable Development Goals, where she acted as its scientific director. Rueda co-developed an open source course on Business and SDGS and is currently working on another one on the Ethical and Sustainability Implications of the Digital Transformation targeting the Spanish-speaking business community.