Albina Ruiz is a social entrepreneur and is President and Founder of Ciudad Saludable, a non-profit association. The company was born in 2002 with the dream of building healthy and inclusive cities where everyone can live in harmony, justice and equal opportunities. They propose a model of environmental citizenship and sustainable management for mitigation and adaptation to climate change from the value chain of inclusive recycling. Albina has received a number of awards, including; the 2015 Global Green Future Leadership Award, the 2013 Changing Markets Award; 2011 Fairness Award, 2011 RSA's Albert Medal, 2009 Clean Amazon, 2009 Global Green Future Leadership Award, 2008 Energy Globe Award and the 2007 Global Development Network Award.
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- Circular Economy; Climate Change; Gender Inequality
- Areas of Impact
- Latin America, Peru
Ciudad Saludable is a non-profit association. Born in 2002 with a dream of building healthy and inclusive cities where everyone can live in harmony, justice and equal opportunities, Ciudad Saludable proposes an environmental citizenship and sustainable management model for climate change mitigation and adaptation from the inclusive recycling value chain. Its value proposition is the promotion of the articulation and participation of the state, companies and civil society in sustainable production and consumption systems through management, education and communication initiatives that influence public policies.
Its values are consistency, passion, commitment, transparency, inclusion, justice and respect. It creates, structures, plans and executes programmes and projects, based on the articulation and coordination of actors: governments, companies and civil society. It develops socio-environmental transformation models that affect public policies related to the integral and inclusive management of solid waste and environmental citizenship. Its mission is to contribute to improving the quality of life of the population by creating and sharing innovative and inclusive environmental management systems with a sustainable development approach. It influences organizational culture change by launching public and private initiatives focussed on the integral management of solid waste, eco-efficiency and environmental education.
It is active globally, with special interest in Latin America, Asia and Africa, in areas of social and economic vulnerability in urban, rural and traditional communities with native groups.