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  • Checking on the Green Protocol

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

    At a ceremony today in which Brazil’s Central Bank joined public and private banks in signing the “Green Protocol” of environmental commitments, Environment Minister Carlos Minc announced that an upcoming meeting with public banks and the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban) will the rules for reporting how banks are meeting their Protocol commitments.  Proper reporting, […]

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    Brazilian Banks Assume Environmental Commitment

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

    Brazilian businesses depending on bank financing for their economic activities will have to prove from now on that they are committed to developing socio-environmental policies, such as those regarding respect for human and workers’ rights, conservation of biodiversity, valuing the diversity of local cultures, reduction of poverty and income distribution inequality. This is the […]

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    IDB to Host LAC Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility / BID celebrará conferencia regional sobre responsabilidad social empresarial

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB to hold regional conference on corporate social responsibility
    In Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, December 4-5
    The Inter-American Development Bank will host December 4-5 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the 6th Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
    The event organized by the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and Colombia’s National Industry Association […]

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    New Alliance to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility in LAC

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB and Mitsubishi Corporation to promote social corporate social responsibility
    Agreement marks Bank’s first strategic alliance with an Asian corporation
    The Inter-American Development Bank and Mitsubishi Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote corporate social responsibility efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Masatoshi Nishizawa, […]

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    Brazil’s CPFL Receives Award for Leadership in Socially & Environmentally Sustainable Development

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    Brazil’s CPFL Energia Receives IFC Client Leadership Award
    CPFL Energia S.A., Brazil’s largest private electricity company, today received IFC’s Client Leadership Award, which recognizes the company’s efforts in bringing electricity to 6.3 million new customers and creating more than 7,000 jobs. The company is also making exemplary efforts to reduce energy […]

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    El Salvador Launches Green Network on Corporate Environmental Responsibility

    Thursday, August 28th, 2008

    El Salvador’s President Elías Antonio Saca and Environment Minister Carlos Guerrero launched this week the “Green Network.” The Network seeks to get the private sector involved in environmental projects aimed at helping the nation’s neediest schools — in the process helping the quality of life for kids, helping the environment and contributing to […]

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    Banco do Brasil Adopts Its Own Agenda 21

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    Photo: Valter Campanato/ Agência Brasil

    Synopsis in English: With much fanfare in the Brazilian media, Brazil’s oldest (founded 1808) bank and one of its largest and most profitable, Banco do Brasil (BB), announced on 30 May the launch of its very own “Agenda 21” (Agenda 21 is the name of the plan of action resulting from […]

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    Combatting Deforestation – A Confession and Foreword

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

    This is another one from my oft-mentioned backlog queue — in fact, one of the oldest ones in the queue. It has stayed there so long not because I felt it was less important than the other topics I have discussed here at The Temas Blog. Rather the contrary! I felt it […]

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