Moana Simas is a researcher at the Sustainable Energy Technologies group at SINTEF, one of the largest independent research organizations in Europe. She has a background in environmental sciences and energy systems. During her PhD in industrial ecology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, she became an expert in the development and analysis of social and environmental extensions for global multiregional input–output models. Her main research interests are macro-economic sustainability analyses, from the perspectives of the impacts of international trade on footprints and of socio-economic impacts of new policies and technologies. She has worked thoroughly on the analysis of the recent economic development and how structural changes in local and global economies have affected social and environmental footprints throughout the world. Her current work focusses on assessing triple bottom line impacts of technology change, climate policies, and circular economy strategies on local and global value chains.