Inclusion and Diversity

FGV EPGE is committed to building a diverse, free and socially fair society. The school promotes inclusive, high-quality education and rejects all forms of prejudice, oppression and discrimination.

Reaffirming its policy to combat discriminatory acts, FGV EPGE considers that:

a) inclusive and non-discriminatory education is fundamental for human development, especially given its potential to reduce social inequalities;

b) respect for diversity is one of the principles of ethical conduct that must govern the school’s everyday life.

These principles and values are part of Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is available at (only in Portuguese). In particular, this code applies to all EPGE professors, employees and students. It repudiates prejudiced or discriminatory behavior in relation to race, color, origin, gender, physical appearance, nationality, age, marital status, sexual orientation, social position and religion.

Naturally, the school is also guided by Brazilian legislation pertaining to these issues, as well as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


FGV Creates Diversity and Inclusion Committee

FGV created its Diversity and Inclusion Committee (“FGV Diversity and Inclusion”) to conduct initiatives to promote an inclusive, plural, welcoming and creative academic and professional environment.

FGV Diversity and Inclusion’s role is to suggest internal policies to FGV’s president to support diversity and fight discrimination among faculty, students, employees, partners, society and the private sector.

You can see the full document that created the committee here (only in Portuguese).


FGV and National Citizenship Secretariat publish human rights guidelines for companies

Fundação Getulio Vargas and the Brazilian Human Rights Ministry’s National Citizenship Secretariat recently launched a guide called “Implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: The State’s Duty to Protect Human Rights and Companies’ Responsibility to Respect Them.”

The material encompasses the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, paradigms for states and companies in implementing these principles, the state’s duty to protect human rights and companies’ duty to respect them. It also looks at other matters, such as those arising from a UN working group report on the subject.

The text has three main objectives. The first is to clarify the changes advocated by the Guiding Principles and their impact on the state’s duty to protect human rights and companies’ responsibility to respect them. The second goal is to point out examples of subjects to be considered in the Brazilian policy that will implement the Guiding Principles. The third goal is to suggest next steps for implementing the Guiding Principles in Brazil.

The full document is available here (only in Portuguese).