Dr. Catherine Ferrier

Dr Catherine Ferrier
Program Director

A graduate of the Universities of Grenoble (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), Catherine studied European and international affairs before focusing her research and teaching on environmental policies, incl. water, climate change, biodiversity and economic instruments. In 2007 she gained her PhD in social sciences from the University of Geneva. Her thesis focuses on carbon markets legal and institutional frameworks in the context of climate change policies.

Since its creation in 2008, she manages the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Geneva and develops the programme launching new activities: CSR Summer Course, CSR Lunches and an Alumni association.

She lectures on environmental policies in Masters and advanced education programmes at various institutions including University of Geneva, Université de Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines (France) and WWF Switzerland.


Leticia Saura

Leticia Saura
Program Assistant

Born from a French mother and a Spanish father, Leticia grew up in a bilingual environment in Spain. Her passion for words and languages led her to study translation. She completed her master of arts at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation in Geneva and took a further step by specializing in computer-assisted translation.

During her studies and her professional experience, mainly for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), she had the opportunity to live, interact and work in a truly multicultural environment. She worked for over 10 years as a translator- terminologist, first in-house and at the end as a freelancer. As being a freelancer can be very lonely, she decided to make a dynamic career move and joined the University of Geneva in 2014 as the program assistant for the CAS-DAS in CSR. In her current role, she enjoys using her language and communication skills in a much more exciting, rewarding and fulfilling way, while remaining in contact with the international world.