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Ethics and Business in Times of COVID-19: A Conversation with Thought Leaders

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

August 11, 2020


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The pandemic is forcing businesses to adapt to new ethical imperatives and rapidly changing social values across Latin America. How can companies operating in the region adapt their social responsibilities to these turbulent times? What are the critical questions and pressure points for ethically responsible businesses? Join us for a panel with three distinguished thought leaders to discuss these and other questions.


This event is part of AS/COA’s Anti-Corruption Working Group.

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Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena

Chairman, Orbia

Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena is the chairman of Orbia. Since becoming chairman in 2011, he has transformed Orbia from a local chemical company to a world leader in polymers, fluor, precision agriculture, data communications, and building infrastructure solutions. Del Valle has headed real estate investments for Grupo Empresarial Kaluz, his family business, and has facilitated Kaluz’s participation in Orbia since 2003. In 2001, he founded Grupo Módulo Progresivo, an affordable housing development company.

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Margaret Franklin

CEO, CFA Institute

Margaret Franklin is the president and CEO of CFA Institute. Since assuming the presidency in 2019, she has led a network of more than 170,000 members in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession. Franklin previously served as chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and is a former president of the CFA Society Toronto Board. She is also a founding member of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Initiative. Franklin received the Alfred C.

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Stanley A. Motta

Chairman, Copa Holdings

Stanley A. Motta is the chairman of the board of Copa Holding, ASSA Group, as well as Inversiones Bahia, Ltd. He also serves as a chairman at the Central America Leadership Initiative and at Sumarse, an organization focused on corporate social responsibility. Motta is a member of the advisory board of IESE Business School and a co-chairman of the advisory board of INCAE. He is also a trustee of ANCON, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving biodiversity, the Latin American Council for Conservation (TNC), and the innovative City of Knowledge in Panama.

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Brian Winter

Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade living in Latin America as a journalist for Reuters, based in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City.

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