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Co-Founder and Vice President of Sustainability & Risk at PIIMA
• Jessica Díaz-Avelar is Co-Founder and Vice President of Sustainability and Risk at PIIMA®. For more than 15 years, she has overseen the identification, prevention, management, and mitigation of ESG risks throughout the useful life of more than 1,000 real estate assets in Mexico and US, working as an ESG consultant for several international and national real estate fund managers firms. Jessica was part of PGIM LatAm, and Wal-Mart Sustainability area. Jessica also works as an E&S World Bank Consultant. Jessica is a professor and keynote speaker teaching sustainability courses; for UNEP, IFC, Greenbuild and other events worldwide; She has published scientific articles internationally. She has also received several awards, including the Force of the Change Award, the Bold Award, and GBCI's Women in Green Rising Stars. She is a LEED AP and EDGE Auditor; she has taken diplomas in Real Estate Sustainability at NYU and MIT; She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s in environmental engineering in Mexico.