Clarissa Lins

Catavento Consultoria

Founding Partner

Clarissa Lins has been a Founding Partner at Catavento Consultoria since August 2013. Her expertise lies in strategy and corporate sustainability, leading consultancy projects in large companies, focusing on trend analysis, strategic vision development, and articulation with opinion makers. From April 2004 to July 2013, Ms. Lins was Executive Director at the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS), where she created and led the corporate sustainability activities. Prior to this, she worked in the public sector, including at the Ministry of Finance during the elaboration of the Real Plan (1993–94), as Special Advisor to the CEO at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) (1995–99), and as Special Advisor to the CEO and Executive Manager of Corporate Strategy at Petrobras (1999–2002). In addition, Ms. Lins has served as a member of Board of Directors at Petrobras and several of its committees (Chair, Health, Safety, and Environment Committee, and member, Audit Committee and Strategy Committee) since 2018. She has also served as a member of Suzano’s Sustainability Committee; executive committee member of the Brazilian Institute for Oil, Gas and Biofuels – IBP; member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum; a Senior Fellow at CEBRI, responsible for the Energy Center; member of the Sustainability Committee of Vale’s Board of Directors; and member and Chairwoman of the External Review Committee at Shell plc. She has also been a member of SustainAbility’s International Council since 2010. She is the co-author of the book Sustainability and Value Generation: A Transition to the XXI century (2011) and of several papers and publications related to sustainability. She has an academic background in economics and holds a master’s degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.