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Kristóf Rácz

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Clean energy
  • Data analytics
  • Training
  • Value chain analysis and development

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Conducted desk and field research on the local impacts of a biomass production company in Liberia and on the social and environmental impacts of the HidroAysén hydroelectric dam on the Baker and Pascua rivers in Southern Chile.

Investigated a case study of a local palm oil company and its effects on the local population in the Meta region of Colombia.

Conducted research on the origin of solid biomass used for electricity generation in the Netherlands; on the fuel mix used for electricity generation, investment plans and raw material sourcing policies of major European energy companies; and investigated the supply chain of hard coal used by power companies operating on the Dutch market.

Held trainings and workshops on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for different stakeholder groups in Colombia.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Zeist, the Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Liberia, the Netherlands

LANGUAGES:

Dutch, Hungarian, English, Spanish, German

EDUCATION:

MA, European Policy (specialization: European Economics), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
BA, European Studies (specialization: Economics), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Being a driver for sustainable change is one of my main goals in life. What I want to achieve with my work is to empower people to create a more sustainable livelihood for themselves. Empowerment can happen privately through the consumption choices they make or professionally through the organisation they work for. I want to accelerate the energy transition and I am passionate about the circular economy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Kristóf Rácz
Title: Senior Analyst, Sustainable Business Practices
Email: kracz@encludesolutions.com