Mario Abreu – Yes! Redesigning packaging to save our oceans!


Some months ago, Mario Abreu became Global Vice President for Sustainability at Tetra Pak. One of his team’s main tasks will be to support Tetra Pak’s global clients -  major companies in the food and beverage industry - to redesign packaging. These clients operate in Europe and Asia and are getting ready to implement new [...]

Mario Abreu – Yes! Redesigning packaging to save our oceans!2018-10-05T03:54:04+00:00

The superpower of frugal innovation


Igor Botelho is a rare combination of mindful grace and volcanic creative energy, acting together. He connects calmly and gently with all around him, with genuine interest and an open heart.  But, when talking about innovative solutions or an inclusive future, he talks quickly, passionately and intensely about ideas, initiatives and entrepreneurs he knows from [...]

The superpower of frugal innovation2018-08-16T20:44:54+00:00

Tomorrow’s world is already happening!


Open your eyes! Pioneers around the globe are, right now, re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. You can do a lot to move things in the right direction, so just do it! This was for me the revelation of “Tomorrow”, a film made by Melanie Laurent, Cyril Dion and a group of [...]

Tomorrow’s world is already happening!2018-08-16T20:45:33+00:00

Ethics: power to align beliefs and actions!


“The biggest issue that society will face in the next decade and longer is the lost of trust and legitimacy in many social institutions”. This was the first statement Simon Longstaff made when I interviewed him about the future challenges we will face in the next decade (see here). Simon’s envisions a future where [...]

Ethics: power to align beliefs and actions!2018-08-16T20:46:14+00:00

Mutations in the global energy business


The publication of the "The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure" in March 2016 was only possible because of some very forward looking partners.  A critical one was Marina Migliorato. This Sicilian lady came to Rome to study and work. But it was after she became an executive at ENEL, 15 years ago, that she could fully [...]

Mutations in the global energy business2018-08-16T20:46:30+00:00

The business alchemy of Mr. Seabra


Luiz Seabra,  "Seu Luiz" for the Brazilians, is one of the most successful business leaders in the world. He is the founder of the large and influential Natura Cosmetics, which he started in the 70s in a garage in what was to be the rich heart of Sao Paulo. The company counts today on over 1,5 billion people selling its [...]

The business alchemy of Mr. Seabra2018-08-16T20:48:26+00:00

Imagination and courage matter more than knowledge!


At the end of 2013 I started a new role at GRI: Chief Advisor on Innovation in Reporting. After seven years in charge of teams and complex global projects, it is great to be able to focus on exploring the new frontiers of sustainability and reporting. At the same time, this is a part-time position, which enables [...]

Imagination and courage matter more than knowledge!2018-08-16T20:48:47+00:00