João is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and specializes in agro-industrial management and sustainability. He has more than 20 years of combined experience in the Brazilian agribusiness sector. Currently, he works as a Research Associate for EII, developing and implementing low emissions development and territorial performance system strategies in the agribusiness sector. Before coming to EII, João spent 10 years as an environmental expert in an important Brazilian agribusiness company working on sustainable suppliers procurement, roundtables, the soy moratorium, and farm certifications. In his free time João likes to barbeque, flyfish, and play with his dog.