ABOUT

SINFRANOVA

WHY SINFRANOVA?

Sinfranova is a sustainable infrastructure consulting company supporting global projects at the intersection of research and practice. Our mission is to help scale up investment in infrastructure projects, strengthen upstream policy and institutional frameworks, and improve engineering solutions while building capacity.

OUR VALUES

HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

  • Observe high ethical standards

  • Preserve client confidence

  • Maintain an independent perspective

SUPPORT OUR CLIENTS VISION TO ACHIEVE ABETTER FUTURE 

  • Bring innovations in management practice to clients

  • Build client capabilities to sustain improvement

  • Build enduring relationships based on trust

CREATE AN UNRIVALED ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE

  • Be nonhierarchical and inclusive

  • Sustain a caring meritocracy

  • Advance one another through apprenticeship and mentoring

MEET THE TEAM 

Cristina Contreras Casado

Founder and Managing Director

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Cristina Contreras Casado is the Founder & Managing Director of Sinfranova. With 15 years of experience, Cristina has worked in the private sector, including construction and engineering companies, and in academia through her work as a researcher and instructor at Harvard University. During her 8 years as a Research Associate at Harvard University, Cristina has helped develop tools and frameworks to quantify sustainability in infrastructure projects, leading to more than 40 global infrastructure projects around the world. In her efforts to promote sustainable infrastructure, she has collaborated as an independent expert consultant for international organizations such as the InterAmerican Development Bank, Brookings Institute in Washington D.C, and GIZ in Germany, among others.

Cristina is a member of several working groups in infrastructure sustainability including the “United Nations Environment Programme’s Expert Working Group on integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure” and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)´s, “Sustainable Infrastructure Standards Committee - Leadership Writing Group” and the “Planning Committee on Global Sustainability.”

Julia Carvalho Fernandes 

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Sustainable Infrastructure Consultant 

Julia Carvalho is a licensed architect, a sustainable infrastructure consultant, and a certified Envision (ENV SP) professional. Julia has worked as a researcher at Harvard University, where she has collaborated in the analysis of sustainability in infrastructure since 2015. Since then Julia has participated in various research projects in Brazil and other countries in the Latin American region. She has a Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil and from the Institute of Technology of New York, a Diploma in Project Management from Harvard and ILSC Greystone College in Australia.

Ana Navarrete Martinez

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Corporate Sustainability Consultant

Ana Navarrete has been a Corporate Sustainability Consultant for Sinfranova since 2019. Prior to joining Sinfranova, Ana worked for over 6 years at ING Bank’s Sustainability department collaborating in the implementation of social, environmental, and institutional actions focused on integrating sustainability into ING’s business processes. Ana had a central role in managing the partnership between ING and UNICEF in Spain, as well as in reporting the bank's environmental and social performance for ING’s annual participation in Sustainability rankings. Additionally, Ana collaborated with ING's corporate banking area, disseminating the advice and financial support they offer to companies to help them transition towards a sustainable economy.

ADVISORY BOARD

Amar Bhattacharya

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Senior Fellow - Brookings Institution

Amar Bhattacharya is Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings Institution. His focus areas are the global economy, development finance, global governance, and the links between climate and development with a focus on the role of sustainable infrastructure. He also co-leads the Sustainable Finance and Growth Initiative of the New Climate Economy. From April 2007 until September 2014 he was Director of the Group of 24. Prior to that, Mr. Bhattacharya had a long-standing career in the World Bank. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delhi and Brandeis University and his graduate education at Princeton University.