Who are we?


CEGESTI is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, with the mission of contributing to sustainable development in Latin America with special emphasis on three core topics: Environment and Development; Responsible Business and Impact on Social Responsibility. Since its beginnings, CEGESTI has collaborated with bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, local entities, enterprises and other society actors in formulating initiatives that facilitate an equitable and sustainable development.

CEGESTI has extensive experience in the design and provision of services of information disclosure, research and knowledge transfer, capacity building, consulting, training and policy influence in multiple fields and issues associated with sustainable development.

What do we do?

  • - We provide integrated consulting services for generating sustainable development capacities in Latin America.
  • - Design and promote development initiatives in the region.
  • - We produce knowledge and transfer it through practical and applicable tools aimed at Latin American businesses and institutions.
  • - We participate actively in local and regional political incidence forums on sustainable development topics.
  • - We strengthen the internal capabilities of the businesses and institutions in which we are involved.
  • - We manage and execute projects funded by International cooperation entities.

CEGESTI’s Strategic framework

  • Mission
  • - We design and implement innovative initiatives that promote sustainable development

  • Vision
  • - To be the leading organization in the generation of capacities to achieve sustainable development in Latin America

  • Key Objective
  • To generate capacities and unfold the potentials that allow organizations to attain excellence in the exercise of sustainable operations


    CEGESTI strategic plan is guided by the following policies:

    • Quality Policy
      “In CEGESTI, we are committed to satisfying the needs and requirements of our customers and others that apply; in addition to generating change for improving competitiveness in Latin America through the design and provision of services of information disclosure, research and knowledge transfer, capacity building, consulting, training and advocacy for capacity improvement in sustainable development.
      We maintain a proactive attitude aimed at seeking new technologies and knowledge and the continuous improvement of the effectiveness of the quality management system.”.
    • ISO 9001:2015 Certification
      With the purpose of demonstrating our commitment to satisfying our clients and the continuous improvement of quality system effectiveness, CEGESTI has certified with the ISO 9001 standard the capacity building for sustainable development by Design and provision of services of information disclosure, research and knowledge transfer, capacity building, consulting, training and policy influence iin responsible business, responsible investment, good business practices, sustainable procurement, innovation, responsible consumption, sustainable development and social. The system was assessed and certified by SGS in keeping with the guidelines established by the United Kingdom’s accreditation entity (UKAS). At present, our system is certified with ISO 9001:2015 standard, valid up to June 2019. To see the certificate please refer to: http://www.sgs.com/clients/certified_clients.htm
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    • Social Responsibility Policy
      In CEGESTI, we implement social responsibility practices that enable us to generate economic, environmental and social value, maintaining mutual benefit relations with our interest groups and contributing to the well-being of the societies in which we act.
    • Information privacy policy
      In this privacy policy we explain how we use your personal information when you purchase our services, receive newsletters or information about our services or any other type of interaction with us. View our privacy policy. Click here
    • Ecologic Blue Flag
      As part of our environmental commitment, CEGESTI has got the award of the Ecologic Blue Flag program, in the category Climate Change.
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    Sustainability Report

    CEGESTI in figures

    • - 26 Years of experience promoting sustainable development in Latin America.
    • - 130 Businesses assisted per year, during the last 10 years
    • - 25 New methodologies and topics developed per year, which are validated and implemented in real projects carried out in businesses and organizations.
    • - 35 Articles published each year on a variety of topics related to sustainable development.
    • - 174 Management Systems implemented and certified pursuant to diverse international standards.
    • - 13 Permanent collaborators in our work team.
    • - 109,753 Training person-hour provided during the last 10 years.

    Our People

    Board of Directors

    Federico Torres. Designado por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones
    Gerardo Porras. Designado por la Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica
    Marco Vinicio Urgellés. Designado por la Municipalidad de Montes de Oca
    Jorge Gutiérrez. Designado por el Poder Ejecutivo
    Olman Vargas. Designado por el Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos


    Daira Gómez. Executive DirectorLidietth Murillo. Administration and Human Resources
    Roger Forbes. Responsible Business CoordinatorIrma Reyes. Accounting
    Gabriela Román. Project ManagerFernando Velásquez. Information Technologies and Services
    Andrea Rodríguez. Project Manager
    Natalia Bonilla. Project Manager
    Carolina Rojas. Project Manager
    Elizabeth Venegas. Project Manager

    CEGESTI Documents

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