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.
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
As Special Assistant and Sustainability Director, Astrid Haryati is recognized by leading green city mayors and national policy-makers as key adviser and savvy leader with strength in effective public policy and innovative sustainable strategies. Solid understanding of international issues through extensive exposure to economic, social, infrastructure, and environmental working partnerships between cities and central government in the USA, Indonesia and in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Her experience in public policy development, negotiation, and in briefing international to local elected officials, is backed by a combined 18 years of increasing levels of Experience in public and private sector policy, sustainable development and management in Southeast Asia and North America, particularly in translating ideals Into relatable vision and in transforming urgencies into actions.
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.
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
GM Builds Sustainable Plant in Brazil
Published on May 10, 2012 | By genmotors
Expected to be LEED certified and landfill free
(3BL Media) Joinville, Brazil - May 10, 2012 – General Motors is pioneering several environmental practices in its construction of a new engine plant in Joinville in southern Brazil. These sustainable features are expected to accredit the plant for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The sustainable initiatives include the first solar energy system in the Brazilian automotive industry. The facility will be the first to introduce a water recycling process using reverse osmosis and employ a new way of treating sewage and wastewater by a wetland process. It will also be the first GM landfill-free plant in the country.
“We are one of the first companies in Brazil to push environmental innovation into the manufacturing space,” said Grace Lieblein, president of GM do Brasil. “Sustainability is in the DNA of our company, and we are incorporating environmental features into our facilities from the ground up.”
Sustainable features include:
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.