An expert on pulp, paper, and packaging, Cecilia Alcoreza has extensive knowledge of the global production, trade, and consumption of forest products. At WWF-US, she works on mitigating and reversing the impacts of the pulp and paper industry. This includes addressing its effects on deforestation and forest degradation in tropical, boreal, and temperate forests.
Cecilia also helps lead WWF-US efforts focused on forest certification; improved forest management practices in natural forest and tree plantations; forest restoration; and multistakeholder dialogues.
In this capacity, she advises companies on developing responsible sourcing policies rooted in environmental and social best practices to support deforestation-free supply chains. In addition, she counsels businesses on responsible forest conservation and restoration to confront climate change and protect nature.
Her other responsibilities include directing WWF-US corporate and philanthropic support in the Madre de Dios, Peru, and Southwest Amazon landscapes. These activities center on improved management practices, forest restoration to strengthen priority corridor species, and achievement of conservation targets. Cecilia also manages WWF’s forestry relationship with Procter & Gamble and advises several companies on how to transform the pulp and paper and lumber sectors through responsible sourcing and investment, supplier engagement, and corporate leadership.
Cecilia holds a bachelor’s degree in forest engineering and a bachelor’s degree in agro-resources sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She also has certificates in tropical forest landscape conservation, restoration, sustainable use, agroecology and agroforestry systems, and forest certification.