Marcos Neto

” How to Connect Business with Sustainable Development Goals “

Marcos is the Director of UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development and UNDP private sector and foundations team. In his current role Marcos leads UNDP global work on private sector and foundations in development. Prior to joining UNDP, Marcos was Global Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction at ChildFund International, where he also served as Regional Development Officer for the Northeast US. Previously, Marcos spent 17 years at CARE International with posts at headquarters, as well as in the field; his last post was as CARE’s Director of Partnerships and Special Initiatives and Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods.

He led CARE’s efforts to build climate change partnerships, especially with environmental organizations. Marcos’ assignments ranged from six years as Regional Manager for Asia and Latin America at CARE UK, to leading CARE USA’s process of establishing CARE’s presence in Brazil. In 2001, Marcos became CARE Brasil’s first National Director. From 2006 to 2008, Marcos was CARE’s Program Director in Central America. His past experience with CARE also includes three years as Deputy Regional Director for Latin America, focusing on resource mobilization, knowledge management and constituency building.