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Listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview by Tom Reaoch with David Lavin and Lara Espirito Santo,  Dec. 2, 2013.

We´ll be talking about the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative, Latin America to be held in Rio.

David Lavin is the Founder and Director of SPARK Global LLC, an impact innovation consultancy and startup greenhouse with headquarters in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Spark works with clients to develop new products, services and strategies that create measurable social impact and also develops scalable for-profit impact businesses.  

David’s background includes management of high-level multi-sectoral partnerships, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems, and social enterprise strategy. 

Lara Espirito Santo manages Spark's Rio de Janeiro office. Prior to Spark, Lara worked directly with the President of Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) an arm of the Rio City government.  There, Lara developed partnership strategies, devised new monitoring and evaluation systems and created the new project management office.

Lara developed partnerships with corporate and non-profit organizations in the recently pacified favelas, working to stimulate entrepreneurship and capacity-building at the base of the pyramid, and support the development of new social enterprises.

Catarina Bronstein , Global Reporting Initiative, Brazil

She has worked with various organizations on the topics of Fair Trade and international sustainable economic development such as Global Exchange and Fair Trade USA and is now working for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)'s Focal Point Brazil, spreading the importance of sustainability reporting for companies in the country.

I met Catarina at a recent Sustainability Committee meeting at Amcham Campinas where she was the featured speaker.

Listen to Tom Reaoch interview Catarina Bronstein: PLAY or DOWNLOAD

Amcham Campinas Launching of the Premio Eco 2012

At today´s Sustainability Fourum event Amcham-Brasil celebrates 30 years of success of honoring Brazilian corporations for best practices in Sustainability.

Renato Ferreira, of Grupo Libra and Thiago Char of Kimberly-Clark shared their experience as winners of Premio Eco 2011.

For more information about Premio Eco  

Tom Reaoch and fellow Amcham Campinas Sustainability Committee members visited the installations of Wet & Wild amusement park in Vinhedo,Brazil. The group toured the water treatment facilities and learned of the Wet & Wild water treatmet and water connservation efforts.

Google Hangout On Air on What's Missing in Our Urban Living.

People from all walks of life and from several corners of the world will talk about the Dumbo of our time - misfits at first glance but resilient and well fitting in our complex urban settings.

Hangout Buddies are from Brazil, Portugal, USA, Canada, and Indonesia.

 You can also listen to the Talk 2 Brazil interview with Astrid Naryati, founder of Urban Locus

Published in Brazil Business News