Creating Imaginative Futures

Arbex & Company is a hub of international experts working in several countries, founded with the goal of supporting companies and non-profit organizations to succeed in a changing and highly interactive context.

Our focus is the connection between business strategy and trends, social and environmental aspects,  ethics, governance, stakeholders and communications.

Our goal is to help organizations focusing on what matters to build the democratic, sustainable, fair, creative, plenty future we want!

We work with executives, managers and consultants in a variety of ways, combining our extensive and multifaceted experience to design and implement projects based on best practices and innovative approaches. To contact us,  click here.

Nelmara Arbex has over 15 years of  international working experience. She has build her expertise working at McKinsey, Natura, GRI, and a large number of clients and partners in over 30 countries.  Currently, she is a teaching fellow at the Boston College – CCC. To find out more about her work, click here.

Dr. Nelmara Arbex, Founder

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Katherine Smith is executive director of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship in the Carroll School of Management, where she teaches “Business in Society”.

Katherine has worked with corporate R&D, philanthropy and CSR programs for more than 20 years.  She has unique experience working on facilitating large scale public-private partnerships and joint research projects over the course of her career.

To find out more about her work, click here.

Marjolein Baghuis is the founder of Change in Context, the platform about positive change for a sustainable economy. She is an expert in the field of sustainability strategy and communications. During her extensive and diverse carrier, she has worked with entrepreneurs, small and large companies and international NGOs.

She is a big believer in the power of business to drive change for a more sustainable economy. The future she envisions is one where we all live within the boundaries of this planet, in full realization how interconnected we are with each other as people and with nature. To learn more about her work, click here.

Enrique Torres has over 20 years of international experience in developing and implementing training and learning programmes for private, governmental and non-governmental organizations in a variety of cultural contexts such as the Americas, Australasia, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

He provides a variety of tailor-made training and coaching solutions in different areas, such as CSR /sustainability/integrated reporting, project management, training of trainers, and presentation skills.

He is passionate about creating an atmosphere where participants learn by doing and sharing experiences. To find out more about his recent work, click here.

Igor Botelho is an entrepreneur working on a variety of fields, such as: business strategy development, project management and creativity and facilitation for sustainability, communication, and innovation processes.

His vision of a sustainable world ” is a place where everyone has access to organic food, clean water, sanitation, energy and more”. Frugal innovation and collaboration, spread through networks, is the way to get there. He also believes that this world will be built by young people everywhere, who are desperately seeking a world to belong to.

To find out more about him, click here.

Mervyn King is a corporate attorney, arbitrator, mediator, corporate director, commission chair, author and speaker. A former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, he is ex-chairman of the IIRC and chairman emeritus of the GRI.

He is an expert in Integrated Thinking and best known for chairing the King Committee on Corporate Governance, which issued comprehensive reports in 1994, 2002 and 2009, recommending an integrated and inclusive approach to corporate governance. A new version of the King Report – the fourth – was launched in November 2016.

To find out more about his work, click here.

Leontien Hassel-Plugge is executive director at SIM and an expert in supply chain treacebility. During the last 10 years, Leontien has worked on supply chain transparency related projects with multinationals in a variety of countries and sectors.

Leontien has worked for many years in building local networks for sustainability reporting and transparency in China, Brazil, Australia, India, South Africa, US, among other countries.

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Roberto Waack  In combination with decades of executive activities, Roberto was also the chairman of the Forest Stewardship Council for several years, leader of Coalisao Brasil – a Brazilian multisectorial movement working on the implementation of COP21 goals and board member of many organizations such as GRI, Ethos Institute, IBGC and WWF-Brazil. He is the co-founder of Amata, a Brazilian sustainable forestry company,

In 2016 he has accepted a new challenge: to lead the re-construction projects in Mariana region and along Rio Doce, after the largest operational accident caused by a mining company in Brazil. To find out more about his recent work, click here.

Michell Zappa is a futurist and technology advisor. He studies accelerating change and frequently briefs policy-makers and organizations on how to manage technological disruption.

Michell  worked with institutes, companies and governments in a variety of countries such as Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and Brazil.  Through his work, he helps people understanding the role that technology could have in their lives and business in the next decades and how it can be used to build better futures.

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