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Sustainable Development Dialogues Rio de Janeiro, 16 to 19 June 2012
-2-Sustainable development as an answer to the economic and financial crises (Saturday, 16th. June 2012 – from 2.30p.m to 6p.m)
Chief Economist, South Centre. Dr. Yilmaz Akyuz was the Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies and Chief Economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) until 2003. He was the principal author and head of the team preparing the Trade and Development Report, and UNCTAD coordinator of research support to developing countries (the Group-of-24) in the IMF and the World Bank. Before joining UNCTAD in 1984 he taught at various universities in Turkey, England and elsewhere in Europe. He has published extensively in macroeconomics, finance, growth and development. Since retiring from UNCTAD, he has held the Tun Ismail Ali Chair in Monetary and Financial Economics, University of Malaya. His current activities include policy research for international organizations, and advising governments on development policy issues, and the Third World Network AKYUZ, Yilmaz on research in trade, finance and development. Source: http://www.policyinnovations.org/innovators/people/data/07375 (Turkey) Since September of 2011, Fabio C. Barbosa is the CEO of Abril S.A. He began his career at Nestle, where he worked for 10 years, involved with finance and controller. He spent two years in the U.S. and two years in Switzerland. Then he worked for seven years at Citibank in Brazil, with Treasury and Corporate Finance / Capital Markets. He was president of ABN Amro Real since 1996 and in 2008 with the acquisition of Banco Real Santander, became CEO of Santander Brazil. In 2011, he became Chairman of the Board. Barbosa was president of Febraban (Brazilian Banks Association) from 2007 to 2011, and member of the Board of Petrobras from 2003 to 2011, a member of the Council of Economic and Social Development of the Presidency, a Council member of Endeavor Enterprise Institute, to foster entrepreneurship, and member of the Board of the United Nations Foundation, to support the UN and to promote internationalBARBOSA, Fábio C. cooperation to combat global problems. This year, he received the United Nation’s (Brazil) Champions of the Earth 2012 award. Geographer and sociologist by training, spent seven years travelling throughout Argentina as part of her work as a researcher for the National Research Council for Science and Technology. During this time, she observed the economic and social problems arising in small rural villages outside of Buenos Aires and throughout the country. After completing her degree, she began researching how these rural villages were slowly dying, and developed ideas on how to reverse the situation. Based on this, Benitez created RESPONDE, which has galvanized thousands of people, universities and companies to become involved in generating new opportunities for these villages. Her work has received multiple national and international awards, made possible through social responsibility programmes in conjunction with the private sector, such as American Express, LAN, Apache and the Cargill Foundation. BENÍTEZ, Marcela (Argentina) Source: http://www.schwabfound.org/ Mr. Enrique Iglesias is the current secretary at the Ibero-American General Secretariat. His former positions include President of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington DC; Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean, Santiago de Chile; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Uruguay; Governor of the Central Bank of Uruguay; and Secretary of Planning, Uruguay. He has also been a University professor. Mr. Iglesias has received decorations from several countries: France (Legion d’Honneur), Spain (Isabel la Católica), Japan, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, etc. Source: http://www.fdc.org.brIGLESIAS, Enrique V. (Uruguay)
Mr. Caio Koch-Weser is vice chairman and senior advisor of Deutsche Bank Group. Previously, he was state secretary and deputy minister within the German Federal Ministry of Finance until November 2005. From 1973 to 1999, he held a number of high-level positions in the World Bank, notably as division chief for the China program, deputy treasurer and director of treasury operations, regional vice president for Middle East and North Africa, and managing director of operations and member of the Executive Committee. Additionally, is a member of the advisory board of the Bertelsmann Foundation and a trustee of the Institute for International Economics (IIE) in Washington, DC. From 2003 to 2005, he was the chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union. Source: http://www.acus.org/ KOCH-WESER, Caio (Germany) Herman Mulder is a member of the board of the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Mulder is a former senior executive vice-president at ABN AMRO, and is now an independent board member with a focus on sustainable development issues. Mulder also worked in the field of livelihood development finance in India and Brazil, where he gained insights into the global value chain and the positive effects companies can have on people living in lower income countries. Mulder was appointed Vice-Chairman following the departure of Professor Mervyn King in October 2011, and has been Acting Chairman in the interim period. The Board of Directors resolved to appoint Mulder Chairman during their meeting on Friday 25 November 2011. Source: https://www.globalreporting.org/ MULDER, Herman (The Netherlands) Kates research is focused on rethinking global economic development in the face of planetary boundaries and extreme global inequalities - including discussions of green economy, and new measures of development. She has previously conducted research for Oxfam GB on climate change, adaptation and human rights, agricultural trade, labour rights in global supply chains, and designing research for advocacy and campaigning. Prior to joining Oxfam GB she spent four years as co-author and economist of UNDPs Human Development Report. From 1994-97 she was a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Zanzibar. She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and a masters degree in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. RAWORTH, Kate (United Kingdom) Source: http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk Jeffrey D. Sachs is a professor of economics, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. He serves as Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). Sachs was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1976, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978 and 1980 respectively. He joined the Harvard faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1980, and was promoted to SACHS, Jeffrey Associate Professor in 1982 and Full Professor in 1983, at the age of 28.(United States of America) Source: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/
Born in Portugal on April 24, 1930. Brazilian citizen since 1957. BS in Mathematics, PhD in Economics, and Professor of UNICAMP and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Emeritus Professor at UFRJ since 1993. Economic Consultant to various national and international public institutions. Visiting Professor at the University of Chile and UNAM in Mexico. Honorary doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires. Director of the Institute of Industrial Economics - UFRJ, 1986/88. President of the Institute of Economists of Rio de Janeiro - IERJ, for two terms. Commendations from the governments of Brazil, Portugal and Chile. Author of several books, hundreds of articles in journals and magazines. Elected Member of the Federal Labor Party - RJ to the 50thTAVARES, Maria da Conceição Legislature, in the period 1995/99. Award Almirante Alvaro Alberto, 2011. He is (Brazil) currently a research professor at the Graduate Program in International Political Economy at the Economics Institute of the UFRJ. Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Since 1988, Vanke has grown quickly into China’s largest home developer, achieving an annual growth rate over 30% in 2011. By being the first in China to introduce the concepts of prefab homes and eco- homes, Mr. Wang greatly advanced the capacity of Vanke and Chinese real sector in renewable energy, forest conservation, carbon footprint reduction and biodiversity, etc. In recent years, Wang Shi used his personal influence to lead environmental initiatives in China. In 2004, he founded Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, one of China’s largest environmental networks involving business leaders. Vanke was the first Chinese private sector company to sign an MOU with WWF to join the Climate Saver Program and Global Forest Trade Network. Wang Shi graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Water Supply and Drainage, University of Lanzhou. He is now an exchange WANG, Shi fellow at Harvard University specializing in business value and ethics. (PR China) Source: http://www9.vanke.com/main/defaultEnglish.aspx