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Juan Emilio Cano Reveles

Associate Director and cofounder of Ecobanca A.C.

He has helped the organization establish strong strategic alliances with the governmental, private, and non governmental sectors at both the national and international levels.  He chaired the development of the Biodiversity Fund at the National Forestry Commission, several Conservation Trusts, and of the first Green Fund of its type in Latin America in 2006, and aided in the conformation of the first “Green Index” at the Mexican Stock Exchange. Since 1999 he has participated in developing financing mechanisms through trust funds for nature conservation, and sustainable projects such as clean energy, eco-efficiency and energy efficiency.

Before joining Ecobanca, Juan Emilio Cano acted as General Director of Desarrollo Organizacional Sustentable S.A. de C.V. (DOS), mainly consulting on and developing eco-efficiency and environmental improvement projects. During his tenure there between 1998 and 2000, he consulted on projects for the Mexican Federal Environmental Agency, National Parks and the National Institute of Ecology, financed by the Global Environmental Facility at the World Bank. He also headed several consulting programs for NGO’s and corporations across Mexico. He is now an Advisor to the DOS Board of Shareholders.

Between 1995 and 1997, Juan Emilio Cano was manager of Latin American projects for BELL (Business, Environment, Learning, and Leadership), a program of the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C.

From 1994 to 1996, he collaborated with the organization Second Nature in Boston, which was cofounded by Anthony Cortese and John Kerry, the Senator fort the State of Massachusetts.

Juan Emilio Cano taught the Sustainable Development Workshop as a professor at the Ibero-American University School for Business Administration between 2001 and 2003, and he contributed to several environmental reports for Mexico’s Senate and for academic institutions in Mexico and the U.S. He was a graduate student from 1993 to1995 from the Environmental and Urban Policy and Planning from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a Certified Public Accountant from the Ibero-American University.