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.
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Franco Garcia, M. M., Carpio-Aguilar, J. C., & Bressers, J. T. A. (2018). Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources: Introduction. In Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources (Greening of Industry Networks Studies). Springer International Publishing.
Franco Garcia, M. M., Carpio-Aguilar, J. C., & Bressers, J. T. A. (2018). Towards Zero Waste: Circular Economy Boost, Waste to Resources. (Greening of Industry Networks Studies). Springer International Publishing.
Osorio Vazqez, M. C., Bressers, J. T. A., & Franco Garcia, M. M. (2018). Promoting Food Sovereignty through a Cooperativa Model in the Maya Region. GenEros, 25(23), 35-78.
Ramos-Mejia, M., Franco-Garcia, M-L., & Jauregui-Becker, J. M. (2018). Sustainability transitions in the developing world: Challenges of socio-technical transformations unfolding in contexts of poverty. Environmental science & policy, 84, 217-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.03.010
Franco-Garcia, M. L., Hendrawati-Tan, L., Gutierrez-Diaz, E. C., Casiano, C., & Bressers, H. (2017). Institutional innovation of water governance in Mexico: the case of Guadalupe Basin, near Mexico City. In C. de Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Özerol, & H. T. A. Bressers (Eds.), Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management (Second ed., pp. 188-204). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Routledge.
Sarkis, J., Vazquez-Brust, D., De Bruijn, T., Fischer, K., Franco-Garcia, L., Kamolsiripichaiporn, S., ... Kuppusamy, I. (2015). Helping to build a sustainable future through the greening of industry and its networks: Knowledge sharing and action promotion. Journal of cleaner production, 98, 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.10.094
Nurdiana, J., Franco Garcia, M. M., & Hophmayer Tokich, S. (2015). Incorporating Circular Sustainability Principles in DKI Jakarta: Lessons Learned from Dutch Business Schools Management. Paper presented at Circular Economy inspiring Sustainable Innovation , Mexico City, Mexico.
Kreiner, I., Franco Garcia, M. M., & Bressers, J. T. A. (2015). A strategic evaluation framework to assess the regional effects of sustainable industrial parks, illustrated by a case study in Mexico. Paper presented at Circular Economy inspiring Sustainable Innovation , Mexico City, Mexico.
Franco Garcia, M. M., Opstelten, I. (Ed.), Jauregui Becker, J. M., Eweg, E. (Ed.), van Tilburg, M., Robinson, C. (Ed.), ... Wagenaar, A. (Ed.) (2014). Centers of sustainable co-created products bij BoP. 61-62.
Carpio-Aguilar, J. C., & Franco Garcia, M. M. (2013). Joint environmental policy making and sustainable practices for the cardboard production: case study: Smurfit Kappa. Management research review, 36(12), 1220-1237. DOI: 10.1108/MRR-06-2013-0151
Franco Garcia, M. M., Sherwell, J-L., & Groen, A. J. (2013). Private-public strategies for sustainable regional development (3rd Greening of Industry Network Conference in Mexico City). Management research review, 30(12), -.
Hoppe, T., Bressers, J. T. A., de Bruijn, T., & Franco Garcia, M. M. (2013). Street litter reduction programs in the Netherlands: reflections on the implementation of the Dutch litter reduction program for 2007-2009. Lessons from a public private partnership in environmental policy. Environmental engineering and management journal, 12(8), 1657-1668.
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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.