Sustainserv is proud to host Odile Cortés, a Fellow in the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI), a US State Department funded program designed to strengthen the ties between the United States and Latin America through an exchange program focused on knowledge sharing and entrepreneurial experience. Odiles is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IntegraRSE, a consulting corporate social responsibility (CSR) company based in Mexico City, Mexico. For five years, IntegraRSE has been working with companies of all size and sectors to further their awareness of the environmental and social impact they have and develop strategies to reduce and improve that impact. During her 4-week stay at Sustainserv, Odile will work with Sustainserv’s team of consultants to develop a sustainability roadmap that simplifies the way small- and medium-sized enterprises approach CSR.
The YLAI program places Fellows with host companies in 20 US cities with the objective of sharing skills and experiences between American companies and peers from select Latin-American countries to strengthen ties that could create learning opportunities and enhance connections between businesses in both countries. This year, out of 2,500 applicants, 250 were chosen for a four-week work exchange program.
Odile is a political scientist with a major in International Affairs and a degree in Social Responsibility. She founded IntegraRSE after working both in government and private sectors. Odile strives to make CSR accessible to companies of any size through IntegraRSE’s consulting services, resources, and published articles in Newsweek in Spanish, Forbes Mexico, CNN Mexico, among others. Odile is also a university teacher for Corporate Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.
About Alicia Odile Cortés Abascal
Alicia Odile Cortés Abascal is COO in IntegraRSE, consultancy in corporate responsibility and accredited consultant of the CEMEFI. She majored in Political Science and International Affairs by CIDE (center for Research and Economic teaching) with a postgraduate degree in social responsibility, both in Mexico City. Mentor of the Climate Reality Project of Al Gore in Mexico and Fellow of the Young leaders of America Initiative of the US Department of State. She has experience in the development of productive projects and generation of sustainable corporate strategies.
She is convinced that companies can generate a greater social and economic development than the Government and therefore is committed to supporting them to generate it through social responsibility. She is currently collaborating in media such as Newsweek in Spanish, CNN Mexico, Forbes and Animal Politico with opinion columns around sustainable issues and social entrepreneurship. She is also a university professor of responsibility and social innovation at Tecnológico de Monterrey
Alicia Odile Cortés Abascal es directora de operaciones en IntegraRSE, consultoría en responsabilidad social y consultora acreditada del Cemefi. Es politóloga internacionalista por el CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) con un posgrado en responsabilidad social, mentora del Climate Reality Project de Al Gore en México y Fellow del Young Leaders of America Initiative del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos. Tiene experiencia en el desarrollo de proyectos productivos y generación de estrategias corporativas sustentables.
Está convencida que las empresas pueden generar un desarrollo social y económico de mayor alcance que el gobierno y por ello se compromete en apoyarlas a generarlo a través de la responsabilidad social. Actualmente colabora en medios como Newsweek en Español, CNN México, Forbes y Animal Político con columnas de opinión alrededor de temas sustentables y de emprendimiento social. También es profesora de responsabilidad e innovación social en el Tecnológico de Monterrey para nivel universitario.