Marcela Navarro

CEO and Co-Founder, ProjectX Global

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Public Speaker for Leaders First Sustainable Businesses (online) Jun 15, 2021

Marcela is co-founder of project X Global. Project X Global is a recognised global resource to help global leaders achieve the Adoption Point: The point where at least 10% of global procurement is channelled to sustainable alternatives, with positive impact on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and prosperity).

USD1.3 trillion is Project X Global goal and their focus is 10 industry value chains (10in10).

Marcela Left the finance world to embark in a practitioner in depth experience in the impact and sustainability world. To learn and to identify critical intervention points to drive action at scale and pace, at a system level. She joined forces with WWF and Launched a unique integration platform to tackle execution in a systematic way.

Marcela created an internationally recognised and magnetic mission – the 10in10 and developed two global demonstration programmes with global impact: FeedX (sustainable protein and oil) and Gavi-X (cold chain of vaccines). She also fostered strong and trusted relationships; Led Project X certification as a Bcorp in second year of operations.

Marcela is passionate about execution, systems change and impact. Prior to co-founding Project X Global, Marcela worked in the financial sector for over 20 years.

  • Broad international outlook – having worked and lived in Colombia, Brazil, USA and the UK, and held responsibility for local, regional, and global business lines.
  • Trusted advisor to CEOs and experienced Board Member/Advisor.
  • Business builder with entrepreneurial mindset underpinned by deep purpose and strategic innovation components.
  • In-depth banking, sustainability, and impact track record
  • A recognised Public Speaker at global forums.
  • Native Spanish speaker, Multi-lingual: English and French; Portuguese (conversational)
BOARDS (current)

  • Multistakeholder Advisory Committee member (MAC) of the One Planet Network, SFPS – United Nations. For the period of November 2021 – Nov 2023
  • Advisory Board – Ocean 14 Capital – Impact Investment Fund – UK. May 2021 to date
  • Advisory Board X-Chainge – Fintech Australia. October 2019 – to date

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