SURECO & PARTNERS

We are an innovative firm that provides consulting and advisory services in climate finance. SURECO & Partners offers tailored solutions, bringing together national and regional consultants who understand their local contexts, with diverse sectoral and thematic experience. We identify, develop, implement and monitor sustainable activities, projects and programs.

ABOUT US

SURECO & PARTNERS

Mission

To develop strategies, policies, digital tools and systems for sustainable consulting services, offering the best solutions and professionals according to the specific needs of the clients.

Vision

To  be the reference partner in consulting services and digital solutions for sustainable development, specializing in the environment, climate change, social inclusion and good governance.

WHAT MAKES
US DIFFERENT

Experience and quality  

Our highly skilled local consultants work towards a more sustainable future through capacities, favoring increased investments for climate change.

Adaptation to customer needs

Let us assemble the team for your project or program from a diverse group of established and emerging consultants with credentials across all areas of ESG and climate finance.

Personnel management

Implement our bottom-up approach to scale up action more collaboratively and rapidly toward better ESG and solutions to climate change.

OUR CORE TEAM

Maricielo Glen de Tobon
Unpaid Position

Former General Secretary: Latin American Federationof Banks-FELABAN

Lawyer: Universidad Javeriana

Researcher in Financial Law

Francisco Domínguez
Unpaid Position

Presidential candidate: Dominican Republic
Attorney general
Former Minister of the Environment

Benedict Libanda
Unpaid Position

Chief Executive Officer: Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer: SIF Capital.
Board Member: SADC Development Finance Resource Center.

UnaMay Gordon
Unpaid Position

Past Principal Director: Climate Change Division, Government of Jamaica

Regional Director: Caribbean Women in Leadership

Director: Recycling Partners of Jamaica

Independent Climate Change & Environmental Expert MSc Environmental Science: Wageningen Agricultural University
Honorary Doctorate of Laws in Humanities

Harishkumar R. Dave
Unpaid Position

Former Deputy Managing Director: National Bank for Agriculture and rural Development (NABARD),

Director: Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development (BIRD)

Chairman: Samaaru Finance Pvt Ltd.

Member of the Governing Board: College of Agricultural Banking, Reserve Bank of India.

Specialist: climate finance, rural finance and infrastructure.

John Song
Unpaid Position

Representative Partner - Founder: Green Transformation Lab.
Deputy Director: Seoul National University.
Strategic Planning and ICT Project Manager: Green Climate Fund.
President: Fusion Consulting, Inc.

Marie-Laure Fourlinnie
Unpaid Position

PhD Research, International Economic Development - East China Normal University
PhD Orals International Economics and MALD: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston
MS Mechanical Engineering: Tufts University, Boston and MS from INSA Lyon, France
Executive Recruiter: Russell Reynolds Associates, Paris
Commercial Attaché: French Embassy, Abu Dhabi
Sailed around Cape Horn: 2nd Whitbread Race around the World

Renée González
Unpaid Position

General Director: Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (Direct Access Entity accredited before the GCF)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Biology: Harvard University

Jeffrey Lamb
Unpaid Position

Strategic Advisor: Pegasus Capital Advisors
Chairman: Nexus for Development
Former Board Advisor for SIDS: Green Climate Fund
Former Director of Climate Finance: Republic of Kiribati

Victoria Miles
Unpaid Position

Founding partner: Global impactMain
Advisor and Manager: Delphos International
Member of the Board of Directors: Except Impact
General Director: JP Morgan emerging market team

Mustapha Mokass
Unpaid position

Founder: Climate Finance A. & Carbon Offsetting
Deputy CEO: Atlas Partners
Co-Founder: YGL Initiative Climate Finance Centers
Board member: NGO Givedirectly

Javier Manzanares
Unpaid position

Co-Chair: Climate Coin
Director and Representative | MERCOSUR REGION: UNOPS
Former Executive Director: Green Climate Fund
Division Manager, Investment and Development Banking: BCIE
Executive Vice President: International Financial Bank, Miami

Ricardo Lozano
Unpaid position

Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia
Director of the "Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales" (IDEAM)
Geologist from the "Universidad Industrial de Santander" in Bucaramanga
Media Specialist from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá

Lauren Burnhill
Unpaid position

Fund Manager Advisor: International Climate Finance Accelerator (ICFA)

Invesment Committee Member: Nyala Venture

Managing Director: One Planet Ventures, LLC

Investment Committee Member, Helenos Fund: Inpulse Investment Manager

‍Non Executive Director: Just Share SA and Shared Assets Investment Committee Member

Gloria Zarazua
Unpaid position

Former Vice Minister of MSME Development: Ministry of Economy of Guatemala

Master in Finance at the Rafael Landívar University of Guatemala

Alberto Paniagua
Unpaid position

Founder of MIBANCO

Executive director: PROFONANPE

Master in Development Sociology: University of Paris I, Pantheon - Sorbonne, France Institut d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales (IEDES)

Master in Agricultural Development: University of Paris I, Pantheon - Sorbonne, France Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Jessica Jacob

CEO
Former LAC Regional Manager: GCF
Social and Environmental Director: Findeter
Coordinator of Latin America and Africa: UNEP
Broker: Viel Tradition
Product Development: HSBC

Marina Saguar

General and Presidency Coordinator
Security and Development Analyst: Instituto Elcano Royal / Center for Environmental and Social Studies
Security and Development Analyst: Instituto Elcano Royal (RIE) / Center for Environmental and Social Studies (CEAMSO)
Graduated in International Relations & Communication: Comillas, USYD, KU Leuven

Valeria Villena

Operations and Tender Coordinator
Environmental Consultant: FAO, GIZ, UNICEF, COSUDE.
Environmental Technical Analyst: Autonomous Municipal Government
Water quality technician: Ministry of Environment and Water of Bolivia.

Katerine Achá

Technical and Logistics Coordinator
Junior Consultant: FAO
Responsible for GIS and environment: NGO KURMI-ADSI
Research Assistant: VLIR-UOS
Environmental Engineer: UCB Cochabamba Regional

Julieta Rodriguez

Projects and Finance Coordinator
Commercial Advisor: Independent
Management Control Analyst: RCI BankAdministration and Finance Area Coordinator: Internacional RS S.A.Environmental Activist - Volunteer: EcoHouse ArgentinaDegree in Business Administration: Argentine Business University

Laura Castañeda

Projects and Legal Coordinator
Legal consultant, researcher and Project Management:  WECH SAS
Master Degree Sustainability: ICESI
Lawyer: PUJ

Jimena Fores

Projects and Admin Coordinator
Environmental Specialist for Environmental Impact Assessment Studies Alkamari S.R.L.
Environmental Consultant
Accredited by the Ministry of Environment and Water
Renewable Energy and Occupational Safety Specialist Environmental Engineer
Military School of Engineering EMI

Kevin Valencia

Projects and Tech Coordinator
Regional Director at IAAS América 2023/24
National Finance Coordinator LCOY Ecuador 2023
Environmental Engineer Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Dolly Muñoz

Biotechnology Engineer: ESPE-Ecuador
Master in Conservation Biology: PUCE-Ecuador
Co-founder of InnovaBosqueForestry specialist at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition: MAATE-Ecuador
Forest governance specialist REM- Ecuador

Paul Villacis

Legal Representative: Ambiente Sostenible AMBSOS S.A.S.
Member of the Steering Committee: Colectivo Somos Ambiente Environmental Analyst for Programs and Products: Banco de Desarrollo del Ecuador B.P.
Environmental Consultant Accredited by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition
Environmental Engineer: Universidad Politécnica Salesiana

Trilce Loayza

Project Coordinator ECOAMET
Environmental Specialist Municipalidad de Lima
Program Coordinartor:  Municipalidad de Miraflores
Technical Coordinator of Sustainability and Climate Change Projects DEUMAN Consulting

Daniel Gómez

Environmental Analyst: STRATEGO, COL
Co-founder: IMPACTA - Social Laboratory, COL
Master's Student: Financial Administration, EAFIT, COL.

Jose Maria F.

Member of the Board of Directors: International Bank
Board of Directors: Insurance Company Columna S.A.
Founder and General Director: Talento Consulting
Consulting Partner: Parker Randall Guatemala, S.A.
Partner: HVC Kapital in the management of investment funds.
Master in Financial Administration: UMG (Mariano Galvez University)

Gloria Z.

Consultant: UN Women Guatemala
Former Vice Minister of Development of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises): Ministry of Economy of Guatemala (Law for the economic empowerment of women. Creation of the Women's Entrepreneurship Unit. Implementation of public policy on equal opportunities for women)

Zoila F.

Specialist in Economic Management: Metal Mechanics Varona Company
Former Auditor: Popular Bank of Savings (BPA) and Bank of Credit and Commerce (BANDEC)
Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Banking Management:
Center for Business Studies of the Marta Abreu de las Villas Central University

Rodrigo C.

Project Management Technician: Instituto Desarrollo Paraguay
Former Technical Studies Assistant Superintendence of Insurance: Central Bank of Paraguay
Former Assistant National Accounts of the Department of Statistics of the Real Sector: Central Bank of Paraguay

Stephanie B.

Climate Change Specialist Consultant: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Former General Director of Monitoring and Coordination: Ministry of Development Planning Bolivia
Former National Coordinator for the elaboration of the final document for the GEF: FAO

Jose M.

Former Minister: Technical Secretariat for Economic and Social Development Planning of Paraguay
Former Director of Think Tank: Development Institute
PhD in Economics: University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Former Senior Economist: World Bank (Washington, DC - USA).

Magdalena B.

Economist in Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change: ECLAC and UNIDO.
She is a consultant specializing in climate change and the environment with extensive experience in scenario analysis and evaluation of environmental impacts in Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change.

Isabella M.

Economist in Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change: ECLAC and UNIDO.
She is a consultant specializing in climate change and the environment with extensive experience in scenario analysis and evaluation of environmental impacts in Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change.

Carlos F.

Doctor in Economics
Activities Coordinator  EEIST International Research Consortium
Research Coordinator Brazil No Climate Center (CBC)
Instructor Brazilian Institute of Environment
Research Coordinator UNDP.

Marcelo C.

Doctor in Economics
Specialist in Agricultural Research Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) of Ecuador
Consultant  Universidad Santo Tomás de Chile, FAO

Roberto S.

Former Presidential Commissioner for Social Protection: Honduran Institute of Social Security.
Former Insurance and Pension Specialist: BCIE
Former Head of the Actuarial Division: National Commission of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions.

Max C.

Former Accreditation Panel Member: Green Climate Fund
Former Corporate Vice President: Financial Group FICOHSA
Master's Degree in International Business: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

Milagros C.

Water and Sanitation Sector Operation Support Consultant in Argentina: IDB
Argentina National Facilitator: ALIDE GCF Readiness Proposal "Improving Climate Finance in the Latin American Banking Sector".

Cristina C.

Designed and implemented Environmental and Social Risk Management Systems (SARAS) in financial institutions: Financial Bank (Peru), Pacífico Savings and Loan Cooperative (Peru), Bolivarian Bank (Ecuador), EXITUS Capital (Mexico), EDPYME Credit Access (Peru), Western Financial (Mexico) and FINAGRO (Colombia)

Bianca Alva

Student of Communication for Development: "Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú"
Communications Intern: "Ciudad Viva"
Communications Officer: The Centre of Climate Innovation and Sustainability (CICS)
Member of the Local Advocacy Team: "Jóvenes Peruanos frente al Cambio Climático"

Kiara Chihuan

Cad-Gis Specialist: "Dirección Regional de Agricultura-Junín"
Specialisation in Climate Change Economics and Policy: "Universidad Continental", "Universidad Nacional de San Martín de Argentina" and "Universidad Nacional de Guadalajara"
Master's student in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management: Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú Environmental Engineer: Universidad Continental

Daniela Herrera

Master in Organisational Communication: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
Communicator: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali

Cristina Narvaez

Environmental Consultant: EBA Programme- Ecuador
Degree in Biological and Environmental Sciences: Universidad Central del Ecuador

Helen Pazmay

B.A. International Relations: International University of Ecuador Studies in international humanitarian law and socio-environmental policies.
Experience in NGOs such as Latinas por el Clima, CUNCR, and part of the Advisory Board of Oxygen Project.
Volunteer in WWF Ecuador in the area of Climate Change.

María José Rasmussen

Lawyer: Universidad Católica Boliviana¨San Pablo¨
Diploma in Climate Change and Climate Finance

Co - Founder - Ecollitas

OUR CLIENTS AND BENEFICIARIES

Green Climate Fund Services

  • Readiness programmes
  • Concept Notes
  • Accreditation Process
  • Funding Proposals

Sustainable Finance

  • Climate Action Iniciatives
  • Access to International Finance
  • Guidelines, Action Plans and MRV System
  • Financial Structure & Fesability Studies
  • Risk Appraisal and Management

Environemntal & Social Safeguards and Gender Plans    

  • Environmental and social safeguards systems
  • Gender Assessment and action plans
  • Developing policies, strategies and action plans

OUR LATEST PROJECTS

World Bank / Egypt

Development of a Concept Note to be presented to the Green Climate Fund related to desalination plants and water security in Egypt.

GFA / Ecuador

Provide advisory and training assitance for resilient infrastructures for climate sustainability.

CAF/ Regional

Develop a Concept Note for the CIEWS LAC Facility program, which allows beneficiary countries to formulate national and/or regional projects on Climate Information and Early Warning Systems (CIEWS) to strengthen territorial and sectoral resilience in the face of variability and change climate.

LATEST NEWS

What we have been up to...

Anniversary

¡5 year anniversary!

With great satisfaction we can say that in just 5 years, we have achieved incredible milestones that fill us with pride and drive us to move forward with more strength and dedication. This is a journey of growth in which day by day we continually improve, giving our best.
New project

Concept Note with CAF

We're thrilled to announce that we've been adjudicated for a groundbreaking regional project! The objective of this consultancy is to develop a Concept Note related to Climate Information and Early Warning Systems with CAF (Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean).
Projects

S&P internship

Our second-semester internship is here! In SURECO & Partners we give opportunities to the youth, empowering them to learn and grow in a real-world environment. This is a chance to gain valuable experience, develop your professional skills, and make meaningful connections!
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