Oikonaut is a consultancy firm based in Zurich but available throughout Switzerland.
Founder and Managing Director
Msc Env. Sci ETHZ, Lic. Marine Biology and Fisheries Univ. of Algarve
Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and conversational German.
Paulo has a long-standing interest on Sustainability. During the past 10 years, he has explored how it can be integrated into different areas, both professional and personal.
He is one of the founding members of SUSTINOVA, a NPO devoted to supporting the development of sustainability projects and organisations.
Prior to that, he worked at RobecoSAM AG, a sustainable asset management firm based in
Zurich. He was directly involved on the implementation of methodology and running of the yearly DJSI global corporate sustainability survey.
In addition, he worked as sector analyst and was responsible for the incorporation of reputational risk data, provided by RepRisk, into SAM's assessment process.
In addition, he collaborated with CareGroup, a Zurich-based firm specialised in the analysis of sustainability investment funds.
Previously, he conducted research in the field of marine resources management. Be it as a research scholar or as project manager, he was involved in several projects in Portugal and Panama, linking ecological data with
socio-economic aspects of fisheries.
The application of know-how in the corporate and academic areas has covered the following topics:
- Methodologies for systematic evaluation of sustainability in well-defined contexts (e.g. natural resource management, business environment).
- Project management and development of business processes, with an emphasis on the articulation between user-side and IT-side.
- Development and application of business tools for data handling, product development and reporting (e.g. Excel or web-based).