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Making Sustainable Development a Reality in the Amazon 

Experts joined a panel discussion about sustainable economic opportunities in the rainforest.

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Overview

Conservation is good for the planet, but it’s also a smart business strategy. This event will showcase experts’ experiences doing business in the Amazon, existing sustainable economic opportunities, and the barriers entrepreneurs face in the region. Join us in launching the new Americas Quarterly issue, which will illustrate why the rainforest is more valuable to Brazil and other countries when it’s standing.

Speakers:

  • Andrea Álvares, Chief Brand, Innovation, International, and Sustainability Officer, Natura @AndreaAlvares
  • Marina Grossi, President, Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Denis Minev, CEO, Bemol; Angel investor in sustainable Amazon projects @dminev
  • Beto Veríssimo, Co-Founder, Imazon
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly @brazilbrian (moderator)

You can also join this event via Twitter, YouTube or Livestream


To register, please contact Leonie Rauls at: lrauls@as-coa.org

For press inquiries, please contact: mediarelations@as-coa.org

Speakers

Andrea Álvares
Chief Brand, Innovation, International, and Sustainability Officer, Natura

Andrea Álvares is the chief brand, innovation, international, and sustainability officer and a member of the executive committee at Natura. Previously, she held general manager, marketing and strategy roles at Pepsico and P&G. Álvares is a board member of the Executive Committee...

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Marina Grossi
President, Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development

Marina Grossi is the president of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), a position she has held since 2010. She is currently a member of the following boards/advisory councils: Neoenergia Institute, Amazon JBS Fund, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)...

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Denis Minev
CEO, Bemol, and angel investor in sustainable Amazon projects

Denis Benchimol Minev is the CEO of Bemol, a retailer in northern Brazil, and an angel investor in sustainable Amazon projects. He is also the co-founder and a member of the board of Fundação Amazonas Sustentável. In 2012, Minev was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World...

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Beto Veríssimo
Co-Founder, Imazon

Beto Veríssimo is an agronomic engineer and tropical ecologist. He is the co-founder of Imazon and program director at the Amazon Entrepreneurship Center (Centro de Empreendedorismo da Amazônia). Veríssimo is also an affiliated scholar at Princeton University's Brazil Lab.

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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...

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