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» Consultancy on energy efficiency:

Since 2008 Dr.Natalia Balcázar is authorized KfW-Consultant for the Programme of the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW) Energieberatung Mittelstand (Energy consultancy for SMEs) for Initial and Detail Assessment on Energy Efficiency. Profile is available at the consultant pool of the KfW.

Since 2012 Dr.Natalia Balcázar is partner of the DEHOGA Nordrhein for the Energy Assesment of its affiliates.

Environmental management at the Municipality in the city of Wuppertal, September – December 2007, Germany


» ECOPROFIT® (latest projects):

ENVIROpro will carry out the 6th ECOPROFIT® – Muelheim an der Ruhr 2013/2014, Germany.

ENVIROpro has lead with the support of local consultants (Dr. Schlott & Partner, Gusek Energie und envima AG) the first project ECOPROFIT® – Lengenfeld 2012/2013 in Saxony (Press release about the closing event, in German).

ENVIROpro finished successfully the 5th ECOPROFIT® – Muelheim an der Ruhr 2011/2012, Germany.

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» Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

Dr. Natalia Balcázar is co-founder of the professional network „Die Nachhaltigkeits-Berater„. This expert group offers assessment on all the aspects related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our workshops are online!


» Project management (selection):

Project management (freelance) for SMEs.

Project management (freelance) for the foundation IAS Stiftung (Institut für Arbeits- und Sozialhygiene), 2009-2011.

Freelance for TUEV NORD Germany, Business Area Certification, working on the project for the expansion of the Berlin’s Airport Schoenefeld and the Frankfurt airport, projects among 2005 and 2008.


» Latest speeches (selection):

Speaker at the 16th Congress VDI of Women Engineers, 18 and 19 July 2014 in Nuerenberg.

ESOF 2014, Career Programme, Speaker at the Marie Curie Fellows Association Session “Researchers’ careers in Europe: looking for Ariadne’s thread”, Copenhagen (Dinamarca), 22 de June de 2014.

ESOF 2012, Career Programme, Speaker at the Marie Curie Fellows Association Session „Role Models for Mobility: Portraits of Women from the Marie Curie Fellows Association“, Dublin (Ireland) 13th July 2012.

Speaker at „e² EnergieWelt“ of the Stadtwerke Duisburg: „To save money and feel comfortable – the right illumination at home“ on 15th December 2011 in Forum Duisburg, Germany.

Speaker at the 5th Conference „Energy Management in the Industry“, 26th-27th October 2011 in Essen, Germany.

ESOF 2010Career Programme, speaker together with Dr. Frank Heemskerk at the Marie Curie Fellows Association Session “Project Management for young researchers: A fallacy spelled out”, Torino (Italy) 5th July 2010.

Speaker at the European Conference „Sustainable Development – a Challenge for European Research“, Session 3 – Cash and Theory: Corporate responsibility, life-cycle assessments and environmental technologies for economic development, presenting „ECOPROFIT – Sustainable Ecological and Economical Success in Germany“. From 26th to 28th May 2009, Brussels, Belgium (Link to the detailed Programme).

ESOF 2008, Career Programme (page 85 of the Programme), speaker at the Marie Curie Fellows Association Session „Should I stay or should I go?“, Barcelona, 19th July 2008.

Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) Career Workshop, Speaker at the Annual Meeting: „Project management Basics and Soft Skills“, Rome (Italy), 1st December 2012.


» Workshops and seminaries (selection):

Workshop „Environmental management at the office“ for para qualified and work safety staff.

Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) German Chapter, Career Workshop: „Constructive Communication“, Darmstadt, 10. Juni 2015.

Workshop at the school about wind energy for the Center „Innovation for the Future“ zdi-Zentrum Duisburg Niederrhein, Germany.

Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) Career Workshop, Speaker at the Annual Meeting: „Project management Basics and Soft Skills“, Rome (Italy), 1st December 2012.

Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) Career  Workshop, Speaker at the Annual Meeting: „Project management for young researchers“, Paris (France) 21th November 2010.

Marie Curie Network ITN – Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins: Speaker at the Annual Meeting about „Project Management Basics and Soft Skills“, Basel (CH), 8th June 2010.

Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) Career Workshop: „Skills for success – How to identify your skills and communicate them“, Paris (FR), 28th November 2009.


» Published articles (selection):

„Sustainability, climate protection and economy: three areas successfully combined through ECOPROFIT“, Reviews in Environmental  Science and Bio/Technology, Volume 9, Issue 1 (2010), pages 29-33, Springer Ed.

Co-operation at the booklet „With more energy into the future“ from the Equality and Women Affairs Department / Female Office of the City of Duisburg (November 2009).

» Congresses, conferences and events (selection):

Moderation of the Robots Scholarship Competition in Duisburg for the zdi-Zentrum in the framework of the robotics competition of the Network Centers „Innovation for the Future“ of Land Northrhine-Westfalia (more information:

Member of the ESOF2012 Programme Committee. More information:

Moderation of the Opening event of the Enviromental Days Duisburg 2011 on the 31th de May 2011.

Moderation of the Podium at the event „Für Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit-100 Jahre Internationaler Frauentag“ (For the Equality and the Rights – 100 years of the International Working Women Day), organised by Mabilda (Mädchenbildungsarbeit e.V., Duisburg) and other institutions, 26th March 2011, 3:00 pm in Duisburg-Hamborn.

Participation at TippingPoint – Art & Climate Change in Brussels, 25th – 26th January 2010. The conference is a closed event, only a personal invitation permits to participate.

Facilitator at the Conference The 7th Framework Programme: Opportunities for the Economic and Social Sciences, in CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), London 11th October 2007.

Chair at the European Conference Marie Curie MC² „Putting the Knowledge-based Society into Practice“ in Manchester (UK), April 2006.

ECOPROFIT® Projects carried out