Sofia Baliño is a Communications Officer with IISD's Economic Law and Policy program. Prior to joining IISD, Sofia spent several years as a journalist and senior editor covering trade, investment, environment and natural resources, and other aspects of sustainable development for Bridges Weekly. She previously worked in communications for environmental non-profits in Washington, D.C., covering topics such as wetlands conservation and preservation, food and water safety, and sustainable fisheries.
Sofia has a Master of Public Policy with a global policy concentration from Duke University, as well as a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the Université de Genève. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Sofia is also a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University's School of Journalism.
Sofia is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She has a working-level proficiency in French.
- Investment Facilitation: History and the latest developments in the structured discussionsThis negotiating brief was prepared for the January 28, 2020 seminar in Geneva on the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation.
- Global Economic Governance Through the Lens of Inequality and Sustainable Development: Meeting Report This meeting report was developed following a one-day workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 13, 2019, on the subjects of global economic governance, income inequality and sustainable development.
- Agricultural Bias in FocusThis paper provides further details and explains how to measure and understand the source of agricultural bias in a country, including examples and country case studies.
- Sustainability and Voluntary Certification in the Kenyan Tea Sector IISD convened key representatives from all segments of the Kenyan tea value chain for a multistakeholder meeting of the sector, held on March 6, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Sustainability and Voluntary Certification in the Rwandan Coffee SectorIISD co-facilitated a workshop on voluntary sustainability standards in Rwanda's coffee sector February 28, 2019.
- Survey on Developing Country Investment Treaty NegotiationsAt the suggestion of participants at the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment...