Macarena Beltran


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    She holds a doctorate in Sustainability from Newcastle University in the UK and is currently a researcher and member of the Sustainable Production and Consumption cluster at Coventry University's Research Centre for Business and Society. Her expertise lies in socio-technical sustainability transitions - which lead to profound changes in energy, consumption, transport, and production - as well as circular economy and their impact on academia and society. In addition, she has expertise and interest in environmental risks, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), as well as corporate sustainability. Among her many accomplishments, she has developed the module "circular transition". Her extensive research on these topics has been published in leading academic journals and presented at different conferences.

    Her previous experience includes working on Impact & Evaluation at the University of East London, researching projects funded by the Office for Students, and working with financial and steel companies (e.g., evaluating the supply chain of self-built products and behavioural patterns).

    Dr Beltran also holds an MA in Planning and Environment Research (Newcastle University), a Master's in Marketing and Business (IEDE-Chile), Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor in Science (Universidad de Santiago-Chile).

    Macarena also contributes to creating case studies for PGR/UG students, PGR supervision, and supervising internships for Master students.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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