Maria Carolina Sanchez da Costa

Chief Impact & Sustainability Officer

Maria Carolina Sanchez da Costa is our Chief Impact & Sustainability Officer. Mrs. Da Costa joined us in October 2023 and has over 22 years of experience in impactful and problem solving projects across education, healthcare, and asset management. Dr. Da Costa was Chief of Innovation, Research, and Education at German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, where she led a significant restructuring from 2022-23 after being an independent board member of the same institution. In the asset management sector, she was originator, fundraiser and advisor to the regenerative agriculture credit funds based on blended finance at Mauá Capital (now Jive Mauá). She was one of the only two selected climate-finance solutions in Brazil for the Climate Policy Initiative Lab 2021 and the recipient of ANEFAC’s 2021 “Innovation in Sustainability” award. In education, she served as VP of all Undergraduate Programs at Insper and led the Entrepreneurship Center and the implementation of the new Engineering Program as well as Paulo Cunha Innovation Hub to support companies’ innovation projects. Dr. Da Costa is also a board member of Grupo Boticário’s ESG Committee and LATAM board member at Solidaridad Network (Dutch global organization which focuses on sustainable agribusiness), lecturer of critical thinking and ESG investing at Insper, and holds a Ph.D in Education & Cognition from Rutgers University, a B.A. in Public Administration (EAESP-FGV) and a Master’s degree in Business and Operations (EAESP-FGV and University of Texas).