Wall Street Green Summit Brazil

Wall Street Green Summit Brazil
March 10, 2021

Sustainable Finance Trends Globally & in Brazil
4pm-5pm BR | 2pm-3pm NY EST

Moderador: Mauricio Prazak, Presidente do IBREI

Sustainable Finance Megatrends (EN)
Peter Fusaro, Chairman, Global Change Associates

Corporate ESG in Brazil (PT)
Alexandre Gazzotti, ESG Analyst, Itaú Asset Management

Climate Finance 2021: Funding the transition to a Low Carbon Economy (PT)
Mariama Vendramini, Country Manager of EcoSecurities Brazil

Capital Markets, Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing (PT)
Alexei Bonamin, Partner, TozziniFreire

ESG in Practice
5pm-6pm BR | 3pm-4pm NY EST

Moderador: Fabio de Lucena, ESG Committee, IBRI

ESG Standards Globally & in Brazil (PT)
Aron Belinky, Partner, ABC Associados

Investing for Impact & ESG Reporting (EN)
Madhu Mathew, Director of Technology, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Corporate Sustainability & ESG Reporting (PT)
Andrea Santoro, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, AES Brazil

(PT) presentation in Portuguese
(EN) presentation in English

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Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

There has been some progress by companies that have rigorous targets. In a report last month, Science Based Targets, which was started by the environmental groups and hundreds of businesses brought together by the United Nations, said the 338 large companies around the world for which it had sufficient emissions data collectively reduced their emissions by 25 percent between 2015 and 2019.Often large companies in the same industry have very different records.For example, Walmart discloses its targets for emissions reductions and the progress it has made to the Carbon Disclosure Project, including a goal for emissions from its suppliers, and its plan …

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Suriname Could Be Latest Big Oil Find as Industry Cuts Costs

Suriname, Guyana and Brazil are now attracting more new investment than the Gulf of Mexico and other more established oil fields. And they are helping to keep global oil prices relatively low, undermining efforts by Russia and its allies in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, like Saudi Arabia, to manage global supply and push up prices.In Guyana, oil companies have found more than 10 billion barrels of probable reserves of accessible oil and gas offshore, according to IHS Markit, the energy consulting firm. Production began in 2019 and is ramping up quickly. Guyana already accounts for one of the …

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Watching Earth Burn

I have a pastime, one that used to give me considerable pleasure, but lately it has morphed into a source of anxiety, even horror: earth-watching.Let me explain.The earth from space is an incomparably lovely sight. I mean the whole planet, pole to pole, waxing and waning and rotating in that time-generating way it has, and not the views from the International Space Station, which is in a low orbit about 200 miles up and gives us only part of the whole.My earth-watching, made possible by NOAA and Colorado State University websites, originates in three geostationary weather satellites parked …

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Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new region will augment its existing presence in East Asia, where the company already runs data centers in China (operated by 21Vianet), Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. This new region will bring Microsoft’s total presence around the world to 66 cloud regions.

Similar to its recent expansion in Brazil, Microsoft also pledged to provide digital skilling for over 200,000 people in Taiwan by 2024 and it is growing its Taiwan Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure engineering group, too. That’s in addition to investments in its IoT and AI research efforts in Taiwan and the startup accelerator it runs there.

“Our new investment in Taiwan reflects our faith in its strong heritage of hardware and software integration,” said Jean-Phillippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations. “With Taiwan’s expertise in hardware manufacturing and the new datacenter region, we look forward to greater transformation, advancing what is possible with 5G, AI and IoT capabilities spanning the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge.”

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The new region will offer access to the core Microsoft Azure services. Support for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. That’s pretty much Microsoft’s playbook for launching all of its new regions these days. Like virtually all of Microsoft’s new data center region, this one will also offer multiple availability zones.

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