Luis Alvarado is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow. He advises the World Economic Forum and the Mission Possible Partnership in helping chief executive officers of the world’s leading companies decarbonize their business models and value chains and accelerate transitions to a carbon-neutral future. He also works with governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on building alliances to accelerate private-sector climate action.
Alvarado helped establish the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program for Europe and the Middle East, where he worked with cities to advance urban resilience and sustainability and managed relations with the European Union as head of public policy.
He has held elected civil-society positions in Brussels working with the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the United Nations system—including being president of the European Youth Forum, the largest youth-led movement in the world. Previously, he was an advisor to former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing’s incubator of political ideas, Re-Imagine Europe. Before that, Alvarado worked in politics in the Spanish Parliament and the UK government, working on legislation around climate change, energy resilience, and public-private partnerships.
Alvarado is the recipient of the Schwarzkopf Foundation’s Young European of the Year Award and the European Center for the Transformation of Governance’s European Union Public Service Innovation Award. He has also been recognized by institutions including the European Parliament and the Royal Economic Society of Spain. Alvarado has been named among the best talents in Europe and Spain in rankings such as NovaTalent and the Rafael del Pino Foundation’s Celera program. Alvarado is a graduate of the College of Europe and the Executive School of the London School of Economics and Political Science.