Rodrigo Fernandes is director of ES(D)G (Empowering Sustainable Development Goals) at Bentley Systems, leading the company’s sustainability initiatives. Rodrigo advocates for a culture of sustainability, empowers sustainable development goals through Bentley software and services, and evangelizes Bentley’s environmental handprint. Rodrigo is also European Climate Pact Ambassador and serves as an external expert for the European Commission and the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea (DGPM). Previously at Bentley, Rodrigo worked as a senior consultant and project manager on the Water Infrastructure Team, and then as business development / environmental industry expert for the Acceleration Team and Digital Cities. He joined Bentley in 2017 with the acquisition of Action Modulers’ Water Business Unit, and before that, he was a Researcher in Marine, Environment & Technology Center (MARETEC), University of Lisbon. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and has designed and managed over 20 European innovation projects on modeling water resources and environmental safety issues.