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2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow

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Viviana Lujan Gallegos

2015 Fellow

Partner, Director at Wolfs Company

Wolfs Company supports civil society organizations, and the public, private and financial sectors in maximizing, measuring, and communicating the benefits of investing in sustainable development. Wolfs Company demonstrates the economic, social and environmental contribution of sustainable investments and nature conservation. Our mission is to contribute towards the development of a sustainable economy. We believe that evidence based research on the value of natural and social capital contributes to business performance, well-being, conservation of natural resources and sustainable development in general. Our work focuses on research and practical application of: - Socio-economic valuations of Ecosystem Services using the TEEB framework, and its practical application through tools such as cost-benefit analyses, scenario analyses, spatial value mapping, amongst others; - Tailor-made instruments to support the private, public and financial sector in decision-making towards a sustainable economy; - Sustainable financing within the local context using an ecosystem services approach; - Tools to encourage business transformation, such as applying the Ecosystem Service Review and Natural Capital Protocol for the private sector; - Linkages between investments in natural capital and the achievement of global goals, including measuring, monitoring and reporting frameworks and dashboards for impact and conservation investment.

Panama City
Panama

I also have expertise in:

Costa Rica

Netherlands

Chile

Belize

Honduras

Turks and Caicos Islands

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba



Viviana is an environmental lawyer and consultant with experience in public-private approaches to nature management and environmental finance. Amongst others, she has worked analyzing and developing laws and policy for the conservation of marine and coastal resources, and have advised a wide range of actors on climate change law and financing transactions. Since 2015, she is a legal consultant to the Green Climate Fund. 

In her work at Wolfs Company, she has developed the Sustainable Finance Framework ‘Eco2Fin’, and has participated in its application to identify, develop and assess Sustainable Finance mechanisms for MPA management in the Wider Caribbean (2017), Belize (2017-2018), Honduras (2017-2018), the Turks & Caicos Islands (2016-2018) and Bonaire (2015). Viviana also co-authored a study commissioned by JNCC UK to assess sustainable finance mechanisms in the Caribbean (Hagedoorn et al., 2017). She is one of the technical experts that provide strategic advice on sustainable financing to priority areas in the MPAConnect network, a partnership between the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and NOAA to support capacity development in around 30 marine protected areas in the Wider Caribbean. 

Viviana is a member of the Conservation Finance Alliance and Natural Capital Coalition. She regularly participates as speaker or facilitator at workshops and seminars, such as panelist during the Latin American Conference on Sustainabiity, Ecology and Evolution in Costa Rica (2018); presenting during the consultation workshop of the Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol in Amsterdam (2017); speaker and facilitator on an Advocacy Bootcamp and two Sustainable Finance trainings during the World Parks Congress in Sydney (2014); facilitator of the sustainable finance workshop at the seminar on the effective implementation of ecosystem valuation research on Bonaire (2014); and speaker at various Carbon Expo’s and the Latin American Carbon Forum (2007-2013).

Viviana holds a law degree from the University of Costa Rica and a MSc. in Environment and Resource Management from the VU University in Amsterdam.

Interest Areas


Collaboration Interests

Ecosystem services valuation, environmental & climate finance, legal and policy advice, coastal & marine protected areas


I Am Seeking

Consulting opportunities, opportunities for joint projects, partners for project opportunities


I Can Offer

Expertise in: Ecosystem services valuation, environmental & climate finance, legal and policy advice, coastal & marine protected areas. Workshop facilitation. Speaker at seminars or conferences.