After working for 15 years in the French Ministry of Environment, Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel joined the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in 1987 and assumed the position as Director of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (now known as the Economy Division) until she retired in 2003. In 2001 she was also appointed Assistant Executive Director of UN Environment.
In her capacity, she was, among others, instrumental in:
- designing and developing the UN Environment Sustainable Consumption and Cleaner Production programme, to promote “eco-efficiency”,
- designing and developing the “OzonAction Programme “to facilitate the implementation of the Montreal Protocol
- launching the Life Cycle Initiative, in developing a dialogue and various initiatives to promote corporate social responsibility with various industry sectors internationally,
- launching the Global Reporting Initiative.
She now serves on the board of directors of various organizations and on a number of advisory boards and committees.
She holds a MSc from the University of Paris and a MBA from INSEAD (1969). She was a Fulbright exchange visitor at Yale University.
She holds a number of distinctions: René Dubos Award, Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier dans l'ordre national du Mérite.