dr. M.L. Franco Garcia (Laura)

Assistant Professor

About Me

María-Laura Franco-García holds a Ph.D. on “Environmental Chemistry” (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, France). She worked for the Mexican Environmental Ministry contributing to the hazardous waste regulations. Franco’s research interests expanded to public and private management of natural resources and to product development fields since her affiliation to “Tecnológico de Monterrey”. Franco is currently one of the European coordinators of the global network of “Greening of Industry Network GIN)” www.greeningofindustry.org. Her current research is related to GIN’s mission, e.g. Circular Economy, CSR, sustainable industrial parks, social and environmental Life Cycle Assessment, social entrepreneurship, among others.


Social Sciences
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Circular Economy
Small And Medium-Sized Enterprise
Business & Economics
Environmental Policy


Luján-Ornelas, C. , Franco-Garcia, M-L. , Heldeweg, M. , & Bressers, H. (2024). Developing SATIN, a Sustainability Assessment Tool for Textile Industry. Paper presented at 3rd Sustainable Textile and Fashion Congress, STFC 2024.
Batlles-delaFuente, A. , Franco-García, M. L., Belmonte-Ureña, L. J., & Plaza-Úbeda, J. A. (2023). Technological Innovations Promoting Circular Economy: A Profitable Tool to Close Resource Loops. In S. S. Muthu (Ed.), Life Cycle Assessment & Circular Economy (pp. 1-34). (Environmental Footprints and Eco-Design of Products and Processes; Vol. Part F1247). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33982-0_1
Crespo-Rosas, N. , & Franco-García, L. (2023). Improving Gender Equality with Social Entrepreneurship and Circular Economy: A Mexican Case. In The Social Dimensions of the Circular Economy (pp. 241-263). (Greening of Industry Networks Studies; Vol. 10). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25436-9_11
Shahrabi, N. S. , Bressers, J. T. A. , Franco Garcia, M. L., & Pourezzat, A. A. (2020). Policy learning for generating green electricity. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 10(4), 487-496. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.10306
Carpio-Aguilar, J. C., Rincón-Moreno, J. , & Franco-García, M. L. (2019). Potential of Carbon Footprint Reduction within Retailers: Food Waste at Walmart in Mexico. In Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy (pp. 225-240). (Greening of Industry Networks Studies; Vol. 7). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2_12
Mungo, C. , & Franco-García, M. L. (2019). A Sustainable Supply Chain Perspective in the Transition to Circular Cities. In N. Yakovleva, R. Frei, & S. R. Murthy (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy (pp. 183-204). (Greening of Industry Networks Studies; Vol. 7). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2_10

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Aside teaching in the MEEM and minor Crossing Borders programs I am open for delivering guess lectures to engaging students and colleagues on collaborative activities associated to sustainability.

Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1153
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1153
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands