Ruth Andrade

Earth Care Strategy Lead at LUSH

Ruth Andrade has a diverse work experience, starting with their current role as the Earth Care Strategy Lead at LUSH | UK & Europe. In this position, they are involved in developing collaborative governance and supporting the organization's goal of becoming a regenerative organization. Ruth also works on charitable giving strategies and data reporting.

Prior to their current role, Ruth was the Founder, Developer, Organizer, and Communicator at The Blueprint Alliance from 2014 to 2020. In this role, they focused on regenerating natural, social, and financial capital through integrated strategies for building community resilience.

Ruth also has experience as a Co-Founder, Consultant, and Trainer at Bioinspiral from 2017 to 2018. The organization aims to promote a regenerative culture in organizations and create healthy and resilient systems.

From 2012 to 2014, Ruth worked as a Consultant and Trainer for Regenerative Networks as a self-employed professional. Ruth focused on rethinking social, environmental, and economic systems and activating networks towards a life-sustaining culture using various participatory technologies.

Earlier in their career, Ruth held various positions at Lush Limited from 2004 to 2012, including the role of Environmental Development Manager. Ruth also worked at Lush Brasil as Operations Support in 2006.

Before entering the sustainability field, Ruth worked as a Translator, Interpreter, and Teacher at Contact Languages from 1995 to 2003.

Ruth Andrade completed a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Architecture with a specialization in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, they pursued an incomplete BSc degree in Physics from 1995 to 1997 at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. In addition to their formal education, Ruth also obtained certifications in Sociocracy Leadership Training from Sociocracy For All in 2016 and Holacracy Practitioner from HolacracyOne, LLC in 2014.

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Timeline

  • Earth Care Strategy Lead

    April, 2018 - present

  • Environmental Development Manager

    March, 2007

  • Various Positions

    June, 2004