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Faculty of sustainability

Our faculty is multinational, graduated from the best universities in the world, has vast experience in applied research and consulting for large companies throughout the region.

Our Faculty in Sustainability

  • Andrea Prado

    Andrea Prado, a full-time assistant professor, holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business, belonging to New York University. He also holds a Master's Degree in International Economics from the University of Essex in England, and an academic degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica.

    As a faculty member, he teaches courses in the areas of Organizational Change and Development, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility. In the same way, she is the author of several academic articles, co-author of the Oxford Handbook on Business and Natural Environment by Oxford University Press in 2012, and case studies in the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Professor Prado, in 2013, received first place in the international competition sponsored by the Academics Club of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for her publication "Choosing Among Competing Environmental and Labor Standards."

    Website : http://www.pradoandrea.com/

  • Lawrence Pratt

    Professor Lawrence Pratt, from the United States, holds a Master's degree in Public and Private Administration from the Yale University School of Management. He graduated from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia, 1987), with an AB in Economics.

    He is a tenured professor at INCAE, where he teaches courses on sustainable development and solid business strategy, both environmental and social, in INCAE's Master's Programs as well as in Executive Education Programs. From 2009 to 2015 he was Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS) of INCAE, having served as Associate Director of the Center since its foundation in 1996.

    Before joining INCAE, he worked at the Environmental Law Institute where he worked with governments and the private sector in Latin America and the US to find ways to strengthen the commitment of the business sector to improve environmental and social development through through the formulation of national and state policies, as well as a greater awareness of the opportunities to strengthen competitiveness. Previously, he worked at the United States Environmental Protection Agency - designing and implementing non-regulatory strategies to improve the environment and public health.

  • Felipe Perez

    Professor Felipe Pérez, a native of El Salvador, obtained a doctorate in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in 1999, his areas of specialization being Natural Resource Economics and Business Strategy. He also obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration from INCAE with a concentration in Banking and Development Finance, and completed a Postgraduate Degree in Functional Administration with an emphasis on Agroindustrial Management at the same institution, graduating with distinction. Professor Pérez is also an Agronomist with a specialty in Irrigation from the Autonomous University of Chapingo, Mexico, where he achieved honor roll throughout his career.

    As a full professor at INCAE in executive and master's programs, he has vast experience, backed by several years of professional practice in different countries, before becoming a member of INCAE. The professor teaches courses on Sustainability Management, Sustainable Development, Introduction to Financial Simulation and Quantitative Methods in the INCAE Master's Programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

  • Bernard Killian

    Professor Bernard Kilian, a native of Germany, earned a PhD in Environmental Resource Economics and a Master of Agricultural Science with an emphasis in Economics, both from the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
    Prior to joining INCAE, he was in charge of the economic project within a national macro project in Germany called precision agriculture. He also taught graduate-level classes at the University of Hohenheim, and was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Production and Research Manager of the CIMS Foundation based in INCAE, Costa Rica, and has led numerous market investigations for sustainable products in international markets.
    As an associate professor at INCAE in master's programs, he has vast experience, backed by several years of professional practice. Professor Kilian teaches courses in the areas of Microeconomics and Operations Management at the Costa Rica campus.

  • Urs Jäger is an associate professor at INCAE Business School. He has oriented his work towards the area of ​​General Management and Strategic Change in emerging countries with a focus on the inclusion of formal and informal markets, creating concepts based on the philosophy of processes, to generate a sustainable economic and social impact.

    He also serves as academic director of the organization VIVA, where it generates new teaching methods to create and disseminate knowledge about sustainable strategies and social entrepreneurship. Link sustainability experts with entrepreneurs to create and execute business plans.

    His research on innovative business strategies includes formal markets, informal markets, and the base of the pyramid. Together with his work team, he has developed ethnographic studies in Europe, Indonesia and in more than 10 Latin American countries. 

    Throughout his professional career, he has worked for more than 15 years as a consultant for companies around the world, and for more than 12 years as a teacher in master's degrees and executive education.

    He has published 7 books, 20 case studies for teaching more than 20 specialized articles in renowned journals.

  • Andrea Prado
  • Lawrence Pratt
  • Felipe Perez
  • Bernard Killian

Research Centers

Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development (CLACDS)

It is the main applied research center of INCAE Business School. Its mission is to promote sustainable development in the region through applied research, capacity building and dialogue. 

Latin American Center for Entrepreneurs (LACE)

It is an impact center of INCAE Business School focused on scalable entrepreneurship. It seeks to strengthen entrepreneurs in the region, learning about entrepreneurship issues and promoting ecosystems of INCAE Alumni entrepreneurs.

Center for Inclusive and Sustainable Leadership (CELIS)

INCAE Impact Center that promotes equal opportunities for women in Latin America and enables both men and women to develop collaborative leadership that generates value for their organizations and societies through research, education and community impact.

Who supports us?

Sustainability is an intrinsic part of INCAE and of the vision of what we want to be as an organization. This vision and mission flows to the different areas that we try to generate a series of classes and series of courses that support this theme.

The subject is constantly being worked on from a general perspective but it is about including aspects of environmental cost measurement that broadens the horizon of the word sustainability, speaking not only of economic but also environmental sustainability.

Arnoldo Rodriguez
INCAE professor. Teaching area: Accounting

In recent decades, one of the most important dimensions of differentiation has been environmental responsibility. Leading companies in the global economy have recognized that consumers prefer products and services with a minimal environmental footprint. INCAE has been a leader in the field of sustainability since the 80s, when we began to study the ways in which companies could be more efficient in their use of energy.

Niels Ketelhohn
INCAE professor. Teaching area: Strategy


Strachan Chair for Philanthropy and Social Investment

The program has two objectives:

  • Inspire leaders and family groups to become actively and early involved in philanthropy.
  • Develop teaching modules for both INCAE's different MBA programs and its Senior Management Program (PAG).

Steve Aronson Chair in Strategy and Agribusiness

The fundamental objective is to help agroindustrial companies in developing economies, particularly, of Tropical Latin America, from the South of Mexico to the center of Peru / Brazil; scale from basic agriculture to create ever greater added value

Chair in Sustainability VIVA Idea Schmidheiny

Its main objective is to develop innovative teaching-learning environments, tools and projects to improve the impact of education on social progress.

Sustainability Publications


Books and book chapters

Strategy and Structure in High-performing Nonprofits: Insights from Iberoamerican Cases (2016)

Springer Science & Business Media

Document Type: Feature

Enrique Ogliastri, Urs P. Jäger & Andrea M. Prado

Pollo Campero in the USA (2014)

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Document Type: Feature

Esteban R. Brenes, Amitava Chattopadyay, Luciano Ciravegna, Daniel Montoya.