EPGE actively participated in the Rio +20 summit. Professor Renato Flôres was officially designated as the representative of the School at the event, and one of the facilitators of the Dialogue on Sustainable Development, held at Riocentro on the morning of Sunday, June 17.
The dialogue was attended by global authorities in the area, as the former Norwegian Prime Minister, Mrs. Gros Brundtland - creator of the concept of sustainable development, and Thomas Heller, former head of Stanford University, USA, and currently Director Executive of the Climate Policy Initiative, a think tank with offices in China, India and Brazil, among other countries, and funded by the Soros Foundation. The dialogue was extremely competitive and resulted in one of the liveliest, among those promoted under the initiative of the Foreign Ministry. Professor Flôres also participated in bilateral meetings requested by members of delegations from China, Denmark, United States, France and Japan.
Always faithful to the guidelines of the internationalization of FGV, on the one hand, explaining Brazil and its economy to foreign delegates, on the other seeking to identify solutions and methodologies adopted in their countries, which could be useful in Brazil.
Concerning the parallel events, Professor Flôres attended the "Access Mechanism to the Sustainable Electrification", promoted by the French government, which was attended by Prince Laurent of Belgium, and the session on expansion of the calculation of gross domestic product, aiming at monitoring sustainable development, withthe initiative of the Kingdom of Denmark. On this last issue, a project within EPGE will be started. Out of Riocentro, Professor Flôres was present as a guest of FIRJAN in some of the sessions of the Seminary of CEOs, an interesting and important joint organization of FIESP + FIRJAN, held at the well visited venue 'Humanidade 2012', at the Copacabana Fort. At last, being the representative of FGV in the international platform dedicated to sustainable finance, FSinsight, headquartered at the Tilburg University, Netherlands, which was supplied with information on the conduct of the Conference.