Paulina Garzón currently serves as Director of the China Latin-America Sustainable Investments Initiative, a project hosted by the Bank Information Center in Washington, D.C. She is an Ecuadorian native, with 25 years of experience working on issues relating to business, the environment, and human rights. She was formerly President of Accion Ecológica (Ecuador) and Co‐Founder and President of the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CDES‐Ecuador), when she lived in Ecuador. Garzón came to the United Stated in 2001 and served as Policy Director at Amazon Watch and as Latin America Program Director at the Bank Information Center. Over the past five years, Garzón has focused her work on Chinese investments in Latin America, with particular attention to the Chinese regulatory framework for overseas investments.

In March 2014, she published the “Legal Manual on Chinese Environmental and Social Regulations for Lending and Investing Abroad: A Guide for Local Communities.” She has organized and participated in a number of seminars and workshops with NGOs, academic institutions, and government officials in Latin America, China, and the U.S. Garzón has also written extensively on topics related to Chinese investments in Latin America and environmental issues, and serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Diálogo Chino. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2009).

Last Updated: January 9, 2019



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