Yoca Arditi-Rocha is a proud Latina and an international Sustainability Professional with over 20 years of experience. A Biologist with a degree on Corporate Sustainability from the Institute of Global Sustainability at the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Harvard University in Sustainability.
She is the Executive Director of The CLEO Institute in Florida who works with policymakers and different stakeholders to build climate resilience and mobilize climate action for a just, safe, and healthy environment for all.
She currently sits on the leadership council of Resilience 21, a nationwide coalition of resilience experts and in The Resilience Roadmap’s Steering Committee, which aims to deliver practical information and actionable recommendations to the administration’s national resilience agenda hosted by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
Before joining CLEO, she was the founder and executive director of No Planeta B, a consultancy with an advocacy core, which specialized in carbon footprint inventories, climate action planning, sustainable events, climate literacy, and corporate sustainability capacity training in South Florida & Latin America.
She has participated in past United Nations climate negotiation conference of parties (COP) and has served as the sustainability advisor for several schools, colleges, and organizations in the region. Yoca is passionate about solving the climate crisis and is considered an influencer frequently invited as a keynote speaker to a variety of forums, radio, and TV networks like NPR, Telemundo, NBC6, ABC, and others.
Yoca received the “Mujeres Legendarias Award” in Sustainability by the Ford Motor Company in 2019 and the “Hispanic Leadership Award in Sustainability” by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2021.
She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.