The government of Rio de Janeiro asked its citizens to propose ways to build a legacy for Rio after the 2016 Olympic Games.
Is it possible to sustainably operate a large-scale iron ore exploitation project without causing significant environmental disturbs in one of the most sensitive biomes on Earth? Vale claims to have found the solution in its new S11D complex with the application of cutting-edge technologies that are considered generations ahead of common practices in the mining industry.
Magazine Luiza has been thriving in the complex Brazilian market for the past few years with impressive share price performance – can this brick-and-mortar retailer survive Amazon's increasing local presence?
In some cities in Brazil, you don’t need to carry cash. Even street peddlers accept credit cards in Sao Paulo. It comes as no surprise, then, that there is a move to digital payments and banking happening in the […]
Undeniably, the recent ubiquity of digital technology and connectivity are having profound implications for the economy at large, and banking is one of the sectors that has been most affected by this new reality.
Is packaging the carbon scourge of the universe? You just moved to Cambridge and now you need to buy everything so you can call your new place ‘home’: from toilet paper to a new mattress. You start to buy online, but all that packaging pilling up is starting to concern you: is it the worst decision for the environment?
What flies and spits fire at the same time? That’s right: airplanes. Aircraft are major emitters of greenhouse gasses and reducing these emissions poses a challenge to airlines, regulators, and manufacturers. How will Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer react to this […]
The Brazilian energy system is very dependent on the level of rain. Changing weather patterns that increase the occurrence of droughts or change the predictability of rain materially challenge the system.
How climate change has been affecting and may soon cause the extinction of the coffee industry
Climate change is dramatically impacting coffee crops all around the globe. However, one company is committed to changing the game…