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Environment, Health, Safety

Futuris Consulting is a sustainability consulting company based in Costa Rica that provides services for Latin America in environmental, social, and health and safety. Futuris has a multidisciplinary team of sustainability consultants: engineers and geologists willing to explore diverse and evolving challenges.

Our Team of  Sustainability Consultants

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Emma is our Team Lead. She is always available for a chat about the group’s needs and development opportunities. In addition to supervising our projects, she is often thinking about business strategy, traveling  or thinking about the next episode of La Telaraña podcast. She loves art, going to the gym and watching a good film.


Mariela is a health and safety engineer with a mild obsession for keeping up with the news. She is the founder of Futuris’ Reading Club and usually enjoys reading a book with a cup of good coffee early in the office. She is known for her taste for teaching, as well as her teamwork and project management skills.

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When you call Futuris you will most likely be greeted by Karen, our team administrator. Karen keeps things around the office tidy, with a good sense of humor and her free and joyful spirit. She is always happy to share a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, go shopping or talk about her children.


Jurgen talks with his hands, as if he were Italian, sings in the shower and hums as he writes. His German name is a false clue to his place of birth: Jurgen was born in a cinema in the southern neighborhoods of San José. Or so it seems. He does not like the sun but he does like photography, he directs films from time to time and is our communication director.

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Natalia is an environmental management engineer. She is passionate about sustainable finance, environmental and social risk management and climate change. Additionally, she has always been attracted to social sciences, critical thinking and community engagement, so she seeks to integrate this approach into our projects. She enjoys a good book or a hike in the mountains. She is a helpful person, willing to collaborate in whatever is needed.

Professional profile

Natalia is an environmental engineer with eight years of consulting experience in environment, health and safety. She has worked on a variety of regional projects in the following countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. She has experience in the following sectors medical devices industries, infrastructure, administrative offices and retail businesses, tourism and financial institutions. Natalia is fluent in Spanish and English.

She has worked primarily in EHS compliance audits, Phase I ESA Assessments, EHS Management System development and auditing, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD), Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) for financial institutions, risk assessments, and wastewater management.


Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in environmental health and a master’s degree in occupational health. He enjoys working with his teammates and is always ready to help out in any project. He likes outdoor activities and discovering new places. He loves animals, especially dogs.

Professional profile

Carlos is an environmental health professional with a master´s degree in occupational health and environmental hygiene. He has over ten years of experience in EHS.  He has worked on a variety of regional projects for different countries, such as, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago and the Dominican Republic.  Carlos is native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.Carlos has worked primarily in the following areas: EHS compliance audits against legal requirements and IFC Performance Standards, Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) for financial institutions, Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) assessments for investments, EHS Management Systems based on ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Risk Assessment. He is knowledgeable in EHS legal requirements for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras.

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Fiorella is an Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Engineer. She likes to cook Korean food, make desserts and dance, although learning languages is what she is most passionate about. Her favorite movie is Léon: The Professional and she enjoys the extended version of Lord of the Rings. In her spare time she likes to read, travel, spend time with her family and take a walk with Paqui (her dog and the true love of her life).

Professional profile

Fiorella has a degree in Occupational Safety and Environmental Hygiene Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. She has over a year of experience and has developed and implemented risk assessments, occupational health programs, emergency preparedness and response plans, and integrated waste management programs. He has supervised health and safety issues in the field, such as dismantling, demolition, construction, work at heights, hot work, and excavation. He also collaborated in the preparation of legal matrices for a Latin American food corporation and participated in a due diligence monitoring for a food corporation in El Salvador.


Carloscar is cheerful, charismatic and a great conversationalist. He always sees the positive side of things. Being an anthropologist, he is passionate about cultural and social issues, as well as outdoor life and board games. He thinks there is never a bad time to have a cup of coffee, or several, during the day. He enjoys listening to music and being informed of the news.

Professional profile

Carloscar is an anthropologist graduated from the University of Costa Rica and has studies in management and protection of natural resource from the Universidad Estatal a Distancia. He has more than 18 years of experience in environmental impact assessment and has collaborated in projects in the electricity, infrastructure, medical, manufacturing and financial sectors, among others. He has experience in environmental and social risk management systems and has knowledge of IFC performance standards, which he has applied in projects in countries such as Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador and Chile. In addition, he has participated in environmental and social due diligence processes in the Central American region.

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Pablo really enjoys being at home, but what he is most passionate about is traveling the world. By getting to know new cultures, he has been able to open his mind and understand that we are all the same; appreciate the architecture, art, and mystique of diverse places. He also likes to cook meat, seafood and prepare hot sauces. He likes a lot Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. He is an EHS engineer, and has experience in the design and implementation of programs, systems, and plans. Also, he is a technical instructor in critical risks in various in different sectors of the industry.

Professional profile

Pablo is an EHS Engineer graduated from the Technologic Institute of Costa Rica. He has more than fourteen years of experience and has participated in prestigious construction projects such as P.H. Pirrís and P.H. Reventazón.

He has carried out EHS management of several works and processes in which he has developed risk assessments, safety and health programs, emergency preparedness and response plans and supervision of critical tasks. He has worked as a technical auditor in different sites and is a trainer in topics such as work at height, confined spaces and lifting.

He has been a speaker at events such as Costa Rican Congress of EHS Managers and has given courses in private companies and at the College of Engineers of Costa Rica. In addition, he has been a collaborator of the School of Engineering in Occupational Safety and Environmental Hygiene, as a juror in final graduation works.

He was also the project manager in the preparation of legal matrices of the Central American region, Mexico and Colombia for a food corporation and has participated in due diligence monitoring for a company in the agricultural sector in Sonora, Mexico and another in the food sector in Honduras.

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Alise is an Engineer in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. She is passionate about learning a little about everything, she is very active and loves outdoor activities and knowing places where she can be in contact with nature. She loves going to the gym and sharing the day to day with her son in the funniest way possible. In addition, she loves to share coffee afternoons with her family and friends and she does not miss any opportunity to dance.

Professional profile

Alise has a degree in Engineering in Occupational Safety and Environmental Hygiene (TEC). She has worked as an independent consultant for SMEs, developing occupational health programs, emergency preparedness and response plans, and safe practices in the hotel and construction sectors. Alise has been a participant in the start-up of operations and in charge of the Safety, Health and Environment area in a recognized multinational medical device company. She has also collaborated with risk assessment in multiple work areas, including risks in offices, teleworking, and operations in the public and private sectors. She was an intern at the occupational health office in the Municipalidad de Turrialba and worked for more than a year in the land management area. Alise has certifications in brigade training, fire prevention, hot work, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and disaster management, among others. She is a consultant for Futuris Consulting since June 2023.

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María José is a very talkative, charismatic and sociable Catracha. She is an environmental engineer and is passionate about working on climate resilience, integrated disaster risk management and vulnerable populations, excluded communities, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants. She is a dog lover, has a pack of four furry dogs ones and loves to drink coffee and dance.

Professional profile

María José is an environmental engineer from the Catholic University of Honduras, Master in fieri in Risk Management and Emergency Management from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, with 13 years of experience working on climate change, in government and NGO’s. She has developed public policies, national and municipal plans on climate change adaptation and integrated risk management. She has facilitated multi-stakeholder processes for the construction of the National Strategy for Decarbonisation and Climate Resilience of Honduras. In recent years, she has facilitated the development of Free, Prior and Informed Consultation with indigenous peoples for the implementation of REDD+ projects, and has experience in the development of environmental and social safeguards.

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