Manager, Paper Sector Engagement
Cecilia Alcoreza is the manager of paper sector engagement for WWF-US helping US-based companies create and reach commitments related to the responsible sourcing of paper, tissue and paper-based packaging. This work involves assessing where and what type of forest the company’s fiber comes from, developing policies to avoid the risks associated with illegally-harvested wood, and more. Cecilia also builds relationships between stakeholder NGOs and international corporations to effectively influence them in the adoption of social and environmental safeguards and responsible business practices.
Prior to joining WWF-US, Cecilia led Sustainable Paper and Packaging work in WWF’s Global Forest Practice and led WWF’s Pulp and Paper alliance for South America. Cecilia also served as head of the Forest Program in WWF Chile. Prior to joining WWF, Cecilia worked in international consulting and was responsible for implementing and assessing the performance of international social and environmental standards in the forestry and mining sectors. Cecilia also served as a senior lecturer in the Swedish training program for sustainable forest management and forest certification working to train participants from western African countries. Cecilia has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.