Mercedes Sanchez Varela Joins FIPRA as Senior Advisor on ESG, Climate Reporting, and EU Green Deal Policy Developments

FIPRA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mercedes Sanchez Varela as a Senior Advisor, specialising in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), Climate Reporting, and EU Green Deal policies.

Mercedes brings a wealth of expertise in advising private and public organisations on EU climate policies, translating the complex challenges into sustainable strategies. She has a strong track record as a public speaker on the many EU Green Deal challenges and opportunities and has been advising on climate governance, energy and taxation policies, digital transformation, and ESG reporting.

Currently serving on the board of Chapter Zero Brussels (here), a World Economic Forum spin-off addressing climate governance issues at the board level, Mercedes drives high-level discussions with EU policy makers on the journey towards more sustainable business practices. She also holds a board position at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP, here), a prominent EU sustainability think tank in Brussels.

With great insider knowledge on how Brussels operates, Mercedes combines this expertise with over 25 years of international consultancy experience. Before joining FIPRA, Mercedes was a Partner and Head of the EU Office in Brussels at KPMG. She has advised the EU institutions, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in West Africa.

Today's EU policies shape tomorrow's green future and serve as a pillar for transitioning into a sustainable business environment. I’m excited to collaborate with FIPRA  to make a positive impact, sharing my experience and insights in navigating EU policies concerning ESG and the EU Green Deal amid the rapidly evolving legislation.

Mercedes Sanchez Varela

Peter Tulkens, Partner and Head of Green Transition at FIPRA said “We very much welcome Mercedes joining FIPRA and our expanding Green Transition practice. We notice a growing demand among companies for the need to better understand the intricacies of ESG reporting. Mercedes’ appointment underscores FIPRA's commitment to fostering sustainable practices, broadening our public affairs services, and leveraging our unique policy expertise to navigate the evolving landscape of ESG and climate governance.”

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