Ana Rodriguez Olalla is forestry engineer at Polytechnic University of Madrid and she completed her doctoral studied in that same university. But before, she studied MBA at Carlos III University of Madrid and Master of Advanced Forestry Research.
When she completed her studies in forestry engineer, she began her work career in a small environmental consultancy firm. At that time, she realised that she has to improve her knowledge in business management because it was necessary to develop new business models and management models to create sustainability organisations.
The destiny offers her an opportunity, she got a scholarship in the management department at Forestry Engineer School. In this training period, she researched in Social Corporate Responsibility issues and she achieve to finish MBA, Master of Advanced Forestry Research and summer course of management research at Harvard Business School. With this training, she could develop a research line that connect natural environment and business management. In this context, her doctoral thesis is about sustainability management models in organisations. At present now, the research projects of Ana Rodriguez-Olalla is about sustainability management focused in environmental sustainability.
In addition to her research activities, she realised environmental consulting activities for organisations and took part in the “Responsables, Sostenibles, Universitarios” Project to implement University Corporate Responsibility in Forestry Engineer School. The main results this project were: 1) position the Forestry Engineer School at Polytechnic University of Madrid as a reference in climate change and the implementation of carbon footprint and 2) be the first organisation that obtain an ISO 26000 validation in Social Corporate Responsibility. At present now, this Project is being implemented to Polytechnic University of Madrid and Ana is member of team responsible to incorporate climate change and carbon footprint in the management system and environmental sustainability strategy of Polytechnic University of Madrid.
On the other hand, she has acquired teach competences. She obtain a “venia docente” to teaching management business, is member of teach team of MOOC “Introducción a la Huella de Carbono” and she is director of students projects. Currently, she is collaborator in the innovation teach project to encourage university entrepreneurship in forestry engineer.
By last, it is necessary to comment that she belonged to technical committees of the CONAMA2014: (Huella de Carbono and Agua y Energía), and was member of the Committee of Business Management at Institute of Engineering of Spain. Now, she is member of the Committee of ‘Climate change’ of the SOANDEX sustainability consultancy.
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