Green Economy Initiative Highlights


2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon

2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon

2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon

  

2011 Green Solutions Exhibition


 “Shaping Clean Policy for a Low Carbon Economy”

After its resounding success at COP16 in Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green Solutions” exhibition was held at the Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico City from 23 to 25 November. This time the event received the support of public entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the private sector and civil society were also active participants.

On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, A.C. organized a discussion panel on “Sustainability Strategies of Mexican Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores Barrientos, UNEP representative in Mexico, acted as the moderator of the panel of speakers, which included Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; and Vivian Alegría, director of the Coca-Cola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue that took place, emphasis was placed on the importance of sustainability and community development in companies' corporate strategies. Of particular interest were projects with a high degree of social content such as the organic handcraft supply chains being developed by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous communities in extreme poverty; Unilever's corporate sustainability strategy for 2020; and the reforestation and water-harvesting programme being carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.


“Communication on Climate Change and its Influence on Public Policies”

Participants at this forum, held on 25 November, included Dolores Barrientos, as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional director for Mesoamerica of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of advisors to the Office of the President of the Mexico. The panel was moderated by Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to Senator Alberto Cárdenas. In her presentation, the UNEP representative emphasized the importance of communicating scientific information on climate change and properly channelling it to decision makers. She also stressed the importance of conveying the complexity of climate change through easily understood and consistent messages, in order to provide incentives for actions on a larger scale for dealing with the phenomenon.


2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon

2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon



2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon

2011 Green Solutions 
Exhibition
“Shaping Clean Policy for a Low 
Carbon Economy” 
After its resounding success at COP16 in 
Cancún in late 2010, the second “Green 
Solutions” exhibition was held at the 
Banamex Exposition Centre in Mexico 
City from 23 to 25 November. This time 
the event received the support of public 
entities such as Pro-México, the Ministry 
of the Economy and the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, and the private sector 
and civil society were also active 
participants.
On 23 November, Reforestamos Mexico, 
A.C. organized a discussion panel on 
“Sustainability Strategies of Mexican 
Companies and Value Chains”. Dolores 
Barrientos, UNEP representative in 
Mexico, acted as the moderator of the 
panel of speakers, which included 
Gustavo Pérez, sustainability director for 
Restaurantes Toks; Laura Bonilla, 
manager of corporate affairs for Unilever; 
and Vivian Alegría, director of the CocaCola Mexico Foundation. In the dialogue 
that took place, emphasis was placed on 
the importance of sustainability and 
community development in companies' 
corporate strategies. Of particular 
interest were projects with a high degree 
of social content such as the organic 
handcraft supply chains being developed 
by Restaurantes Toks in indigenous 
communities in extreme poverty; 
Unilever's corporate sustainability 
strategy for 2020; and the reforestation 
and water-harvesting programme being 
carried out by Coca-Cola in Mexico.
“Communication on Climate Change and 
its Influence on Public Policies” 
Participants at this forum, held on 25 
November, included Dolores Barrientos, 
as a panellist; Grethel Aguilar, regional 
director for Mesoamerica of the 
International Union for the Conservation 
of Nature (IUCN); Marco A. Encalada, 
general manager of OIKOS Ecuador; and 
Damiana Sánchez Yeskett, coordinator of 
advisors to the Office of the President of 
the Mexico. The panel was moderated by 
Miguel Ángel Cervantes, an advisor to 
Senator Alberto Cárdenas. 
In her presentation, the UNEP 
represent ative emphasized the 
importance of communicating scientific 
information on climate change and 
properly channelling it to decision 
makers. She also stressed the importance 
of conveying the complexity of climate 
change through easily understood and 
consistent messages, in order to provide 
incentives for actions on a larger scale for 
dealing with the phenomenon