Elisa Tonda is the Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Business and Industry Unit. Previously, Ms. Tonda was the Regional Officer of the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics for Latin America and the Caribbean, where she focused on UNEP's initiatives addressing Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production in the region. Prior to UNEP, Ms. Tonda spent seven years with UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), where she was responsible for project development and management in the area of cleaner production and sound chemicals management. Earlier in her career, she worked with the private sector in the areas of environmental certification including ISO 14001, the design of environmental service facilities and the design and operation of landfills, environmental impact assessments of landfills and mining sites, and the remediation of contaminated industrial sites. Ms. Tonda is a graduate of the Politecnico di Torino, and holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of London’s Imperial College and Centre for Development, Environment and Policy.