Cássia Ugaya is Professor at the Federal University of Technology – Paraná. Doctor in the theme of Life Cycle Assessment. She was UNEP consultant and co-founded the Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle, the Brazilian Life Cycle Association and the Social LCA Alliance. She is currently coordinator of the Life Cycle Impact Assessment Technical Committee of the Brazilian LCA Program, the Research Network on Life Cycle Impact Assessment, the Working Group on Social Life Cycle Assessment and the project ACV de A a Z. She also contributes to the private sector, participating in the Brazilian LCA Business Network. Her research projects and implementation of LCA are funded by the public and private sectors, especially focused on environmental and social issues.