Ana Toni

Special Advisor

Ana Toni is the Executive Director of Instituto Clima e Sociedade – iCS (Institute for Climate and Society) and Co-founding partner at the consultancy firm GIP (Public Interest Management).

From 2003 until May 2011, Ana Toni was the Representative for the Ford Foundation in Brazil, during which time she oversaw the Foundation’s work in the areas of human rights, sustainable development, racial and ethical discrimination, sexuality and reproductive health, media democratisation and land rights. She was also responsible for coordinating the regional Latin America funding on Economics and Globalization, the IBSA initiative (joint work between Brazil, South Africa and India) and the International Initiative on Intellectual Property Rights.

From 1998 to 2002 Ana was the Executive Director of ActionAid Brazil, where she worked to contribute to the eradication of poverty and inequality through community-development projects, public-policy advocacy and campaigning at national and international levels. Ana also worked for ActionAid UK as Policy Advisor (1990–93) representing the organisation at the UN Conference on Environment and Development.

She worked for Greenpeace from 1993 to 1997, firstly as International Head of the Political Unit based at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam, and subsequently as Senior Advisor for Greenpeace Germany. Ana was the Board Chair of Greenpeace Brazil from 2000 to 2003 and a Board member of GIFE (the Brazilian Private Social Investment Association).

As well as acting as a Special Advisor for Development Initiatives, Ana is the chair of Greenpreace International Board of Directors, a member of the Editorial Board of Le Monde Diplomatique Brazil, a board member of the Baoba Fund for Racial Equity and the Forum of Women’s Leaders on Sustainability.

Ana graduated in Economic and Social Studies at Swansea University, has completed a master degree in Politics of the World Economy at the London School of Economics and is a candidate for a PhD on Social Politics at the Rio de Janeiro State University.