Ms. Tzruya Chebach

School of Sustainability Founded by Israel Corp. ICL

Areas of expertise

  • International sustainability expert working globally with companies, organizations, and the public sector on ESG, climate change, environemntal innovation and strategy.
    Tzruya Calvão Chebach has over 15 years of international environmental management and sustainability experience supporting UN agencies, governmental agencies, cities and regions, companies, foundations and NGOs to promote sustainability through environmental practices, innovation, national legislation and multi-actor collaboration.

    Areas of expertise and research interests:

    • Environmental policy and strategy
    • Corporate sustainability and accountability, ESG, certifications and accreditation
    • Sustainable business models
    • Climate change
    • Impact investments
    • Circular economy
    • Environmental innovation
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Environmental management
    • Sustainable food systems
    • Development (extensive experience in the MENA region and Africa)
    • Science communication



  • Israel’s 2019 National Voluntary Review on the SDGs, 2019, Chief Editor, Co-Author, Full Report 


    National background report and statistics to the OECD, Ascession process, Israel’s 1st  Environmental Performance Review (2011), 2010, Government Coordinator and Co-Author (Environmental management, Green Growth and Waste management chapters in background report). 


    Recycling industry in Israel, Research and writing, for Ministry of Economy, 2014, Co-Author, Full Report


    Funding Environmental Stewardship in Israel, Greenbook - A Guide to Intelligent Giving, Jewish Funders Network, June 2015, Co-Author, Book in English, Book in Hebrew


    Digital Transformation, Environmental International Comparative Review of Best Practices, for MoEP, 2018, Co-Author


    Smart Regulation, International Comparative Review of Best Practices, for MoEP, 2018, Co-Author


    Karlheinz Knickel, Amit Ashkenazy, Tzruya Calvão Chebach & Nicholas Parrot (2017) Agricultural modernization and sustainable agriculture: contradictions and complementarities, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 15:5, 575-592, DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2017.1373464


    Rivera, M., Knickel, K., de los Rios, I., Ashkenazy, A., Pears, D. Q., Chebach, T., & Šūmane, S. (2018). Rethinking the connections between agricultural change and rural prosperity: A discussion of insights derived from case studies in seven countries. Journal of Rural Studies59, 242-251.


    Knickel, K., Redman, M., Darnhofer, I., Ashkenazy, A., Chebach, T. C., Šūmane, S., ... & Strauss, A. (2018). Between aspirations and reality: Making farming, food systems and rural areas more resilient, sustainable and equitable. Journal of Rural Studies, 59, 197-210.
    Prosperity: a Discussion of Insights Derived from Case Studies in Seven Countries" Journal of Rural Studies (2017).


    Blass, Vered, Tzruya Calvão Chebach, and Amit Ashkenazy. "Sustainable non-renewable materials management." In Sustainable Supply Chains, pp. 87-118. Springer International Publishing, 2017.


    Amit Ashkenazy, Tzruya Calvão Chebach, Karlheinz Knickel, Sara Peter, Boaz Hurvitz and Rivka Offenbach. "Operationalizing resilience in a rural context – evidence-based lessons from fourteen case studies in Europe and beyond" Journal of Rural Studies (2017).


    Šūmane, Sandra, Ilona Kunda, Karlheinz Knickel, Agnes Strauss, Talis Tisenkopfs, Ignacio des Ios Rios, Maria Rivera, Tzruya Chebach, and Amit Ashkenazy. "Local and farmers' knowledge matters! How integrating informal and formal knowledge enhances sustainable and resilient agriculture." Journal of Rural Studies (2017).