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Carlos Alvarez Pereira

The Club of Rome

Sustainability and Leadership in Action


Carlos Alvarez Pereira is a senior professional combining more than 30 years of experience in research and innovation, entrepreneurship, and business management, with a passion for complexity thinking and transdisciplinarity. He is keen on exploring the cultural transformations required to cross the threshold towards equitable human wellbeing within a healthy biosphere.

He is executive Vice President of The Club of Rome, and fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), as well as an advisor to several research organizations, such as the International Bateson Institute (IBI), the UNESCO Chair of Global Understanding for Sustainability at the University of Jena, the Montpellier Institute of Advanced Studies on Transitions (MAK´IT) and SWEET EDGE, the Swiss consortium for a shift to 100% renewable energy. With an MSc in Aerospace Engineering, he has been a lecturer and researcher in Applied Mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). He founded and chaired for 14 years the Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute, specialized in the modelling of complex systems and big data applications. He has also been the founder and top-level executive during more than 25 years of several consulting companies in Spain, Switzerland, France and Germany in the domains of digital technologies, systems integration and strategic advice.

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