Eduardo Schubert received the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has founded and directed several companies. He is cofounder of the Brazil Timber Investment Group, where he was executive until 2008. Eduardo has participated in several funding rounds for “Fundo Florestal Permanente” (FFP) and created SAX in 2011, a customer experience market research and consultancy company. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School. Eduardo’s focus areas include the servicization of economy, customer experience design, and the impacts of population aging.
João Paulo Capobianco is a biologist, environmentalist and consultant and served as Secretary for Biodiversity and Forests and Executive Secretary of Brazil’s Environment Ministry between 2003 and 2008, where he presided over the Interministerial Working Group for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, Genetic Heritage Management Council, and Brazilian Forest Commission and was Vice President of the National Environment Council. He was Visiting Professor at Columbia University between 2008 and 2009, where conducted research about mechanisms to curb deforestation in developing countries and the creation of new funding flows to promote sustainable development and reduce biodiversity loss. João Paulo has founded and directed several Brazilian NGOs, including Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica and Instituto Socioambiental, and has authored various books and articles on environmental issues. In 2003, his book Biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon was awarded the prize for best natural sciences and health publication and book of the year by the Brazilian Book Chamber. He specializes in the following areas: environmental conservation, environmental management, public policy, deforestation, and biological diversity.
Jorge Luiz is an engineer and businessman and member of various bodies, including the United Nations Global Compact, BM&FBOVESPA Corporate Sustainability Index Council, World Social Forum International Council, Federal Senate Transparency Commission, São Paulo City Council, Brazilian Climate Change Forum, Our São Paulo Network Support Group, and Atletas pelo Brasil.
Luiz Alexandre graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws and MBA by the University of São Paulo (USP) before becoming a successful entrepreneur in the construction industry and the provision of electrical and hydraulic installation services. He is a founding member of the Association of MBAs of the FIA/USP, Instituto GESC, Instituto Jatobás, and the Brazilian Sustainable Construction Council. Luiz is also a Board member of Instituto Paradigma, President of the Brazilian Multiple Sclerosis Association, and serves on the Advisory Council of the International Executive MBA program at FIA/USP.
Luiz Ernesto Gemignani is currently Chairman of Grupo Promon. Luiz joined Promon in 1978 and was appointed the company’s President and CEO in 2001, a position which he held until 2001. He is also a Board member of the cosmetics company Natura and member of the Advisory Board of Akatu Institute. Luiz holds a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.
Marcos Bicudo has been President of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Brazil since 2008 and Chief Transformation Officer at the wood products company Masisa since 2013. He has held various senior executive positions, including CEO of Amanco Brazil, Royal Philips Electronics Brazil, and Philips Electronics Latin America. Prior to this, he worked for over 20 years at SC Johnson in marketing, sales and general management positions in various countries in the Americas – including Brazil, Canada, and the United States – and in Europe. Marcos played a key role in the development of the “Rio Sustainable City” initiative during Rio+ 20 in 2012. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and has postgraduate qualifications from various universities, including the Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, McGill, Harvard Business School (PMD 72), and Cambridge.
Marcos Grasso holds a degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program at Columbia University.
Marcos is head of Eurazeo South America, Partner of M2G Advisors, Board member of Cacau Show, Tok Stok, Iberchem and Instituto Akatu, and Endeavor Mentor. He has held senior executive positions in an array of countries (including Brazil, the United States, Indonesia, Portugal, and Columbia) in various companies, including Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, Cadbury, and Mondelez/Kraft Foods, where he was President and CEO for Brazil. Marcos was also Board member at BRF, C&A Brazil, Condor, and Kraft/Sadia Cheese JV.
Marise Barroso holds a degree in Social Communication from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was awarded a Master’s degree in Commercialization by the Metropolitan University, Venezuela. Currently President of Masisa Brazil, Marise developed her career in major international companies, specializing in areas such as communications, sales and marketing, new business development, and sustainability management. She served as commercial director of AOL Brazil and was marketing director of Amanco before being appointed its CEO. Elected by Brazil’s leading business newspaper Jornal Valor Econômico as one of Brazil’s Top 15 CEOs, Marise is a member of the Strategic Council of the Network of Women Leaders in Sustainability and Board member of the MBA program at FIA-USP.
Renata Moura holds a law degree, an MBA in Operations Management from the IE Business School in Madrid, and postgraduate qualifications from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Business Management Program at the Dom Cabral Foundation/INSEAD. She started her career with AmBev, working for six years in the company’s legal department, and then moved on to follow a career in human resources. She was involved in the privatization of Brazil’s telecoms system as Human Resources Director at the Brazilian telecommunications company OI and then went on to take up the position of Vice President of Human Resources at Grupo Santander. She also worked for 6 years in Carrefour, where she was responsible for human resources and sustainability and institutional relations. Renata turned to property development in 2011, taking up a position in Cyrela Brazil Realty, one of Brazil’s largest real estate companies. Renata is also partner of the consulting firm Integration and a leading specialist in the human factor in organizations.
Ricardo Vacro holds a degree in Engineering from the Mauá College of Engineering and is General Director of RL Higiene. He is founder and served as President of the National Hygiene and Cleaning Suppliers Association, which later became the Brazilian Association for the Institutional Cleaning Market, where he served as Vice President and Director of Institutional Relations. He was also General Coordinator of the business think tank Pensamento Nacional das Bases Empresariais (literally the National Thinking of the Business). Ricardo also served two terms as member of the Board of Directors of the Abrinq Foundation for Children’s and Adolescents’ Rights.
Member of São Paulo’s City Council and businessman, Ricardo graduated with a degree in Public Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and has postgraduate qualifications in General Management and Systemic Leadership from Insper and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively. He is currently member of the Board of Directors of several companies – including Fibria, Amata, and Kimberly-Clark – and NGOs – such as Todos pela Educação, Rede Nossa São Paulo, and Instituto Democracia e Sustentabilidade. Ricardo is former Chairman of Yázigi Internexus and the Brazilian Franchising Association (Associação Brasileira de Franchising), former CEO of Instituto Ethos and Uniethos, and former member of the Board of Directors of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Chairman of Deliberaty council fo Instituto Ethos, Sergio Mindlin graduated with a degree in Production Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP) and holds a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Business and Management from USP. Currently Managing Partner of the consultancy firm Ação Responsável and founding member of the Board of Directors of Akatu Institute, Fundação Roberto Marinho, and Fundação Jari, Sergio is also a member of the Sustainability Commission and of the Conduct Support Council of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC, acronym in Portuguese), President of Fundação Telefônica, Chairman of Metal Leve, member of the Board of Directors of the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Companies (GIFE, acronym in Portuguese), Chairman and President of the Fundação Abrinq, and founder and coordinator of PNBE.