Giuliana Canessa WalkerGiuliana Canessa Walker is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialist with more than 13 years of experience designing, implementing, and monitoring economic development and education programs in Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to Chemonics, she was the project director for Peru 2021, where she managed CSR programs funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, built strategic partnerships, and conducted social and environmental assessments for companies based on the Ethos-Peru 2021 indicators and the Global Reporting Initiative. During her MBA in strategy from George Washington University, she worked at Microsoft’s Community’s Affairs Division. Ms. Walker co-authored the “Peruvian CSR Indicators Guide” and “The ABCs of CSR,” and has trained more than 140 professionals on these topics. Ms. Walker also has a B.A. in business administration from the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru.
Greg MinnickGreg Minnick is a natural resources management and forestry specialist with more than 30 years of experience in community-based forestry and international development. His experience covers 18 countries and a broad range of ecological zones, from the Sahel in Western Africa to humid tropical forests and semi-arid high valleys in Latin America. He has worked in forest management with community and indigenous groups and the private sector, developing innovative market-led approaches to natural resource conservation that foster adoption of new practices and investment to improve the sustained use of native forests. He is fluent in Spanish, with a working knowledge of French.