Belissa Rojas

Belissa Rojas

Impact Measurement & Management Lead, SDG Impact Team

UNDP

Biography

Ms. Rojas works with the UNDP SDG Impact team as Impact Measurement & Management lead. She brings over 20 years of experience in sustainability and impact, advising private sector enterprises, impact investors, development banks, and foundations on how to professionalize their impact management and sustainability practices. She is currently advising the UN SDG Impact Team to drive a transformational shift for business and investors to embed sustainability and the SDGs into their decision-making, strategy, internal management systems, reporting and governance. Belissa leads the SDG Impact outreach and engagement strategy and provides training and advise to organizations seeking to maximize the likelihood of having a positive impact on people and the plant. Other projects include working with IDB Lab on the design of an ESG & impact measurement and management (IMM) tool for early-stage ventures with the potential to generate impact on a large scale, assessing ES Risk reporting best practices for DFIs, co-leading an initiative to support venture capital funds in the development of their IMM practices with IMP Impact Frontiers initiative, among others. She is also leading an initiative with On Think Tanks (OTT) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to bring cross-sector knowledge, policy, and economic expertise from local think tanks to the impact investing industry in Latin America and Africa.