Marina Ruete is an international and comparative law advisor who has worked with IISD since 2013. Her work cuts across several program areas, including sustainable procurement, infrastructure finance, mining and investment. Marina is the focal point for SAVi applications in Latin America and the Caribbean, where she works with SAVi users on determining risks and externalities, as well as the overall design of the SAVi assessment. She is actively involved in presenting SAVi to infrastructure investors, development banks, policy-makers and civil society.
Marina previously served as a legal fellow for the Inter-American Development Bank Group, as an associate in capital markets and finance departments in a Tier 1 Argentinean law firm and as Adjunct Professor of Modern Contracts Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Marina also works as a consultant for various international institutions, with a specific focus on public procurement and mining. These institutions include UN Environment, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Alliance for Responsible Mining.
She is based in Panama and speaks Spanish, English and French. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international and comparative law from the National University of Singapore. She also studied international relations and negotiations at the Universidad de Barcelona, the Universidad de San Andrés and the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO). She studied law at the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires.