During November 2021, Clarissa Lins participated in two events on the ESG and climate agenda, approaching the various possible implications to the financial and corporate environment. Both events were attended by executives and specialists on the discussed topics.
COP26 and a Roadmap to the future | BTG Atualidades
On November 9th, Clarissa Clarissa participated in an online event organized by the BTG Pactual bank, alongside to Luiz Augusto Barroso (CEO of PSR), Marcos Jank (professor on Global Agribusiness at Insper) and moderated by Amanda Klein (political journalist).
Clarissa initiated commenting on the achievements and paths for the future in relation to climate change issues and also gave her opinion on the Brazilian government positioning at COP 26, which made itself more active and present in the global climate agenda by making important commitments such as the reduction of methane emissions and the zero out of illegal deforestation by 2028. Clarissa also presented the current context of climate emergency, and the breakthroughs of COP26 up to that moment, which included USA’s return as a protagonist of the event and India’s new commitment on reaching net zero by 2070. Despite the different highlights, it was also emphasized that all the commitments made during the first week of the event weren’t enough to leverage the world in a 1.5°C by 2100 pathway . Lastly, Clarissa spoke about the unprecedented strength of the civil society and the corporate and financial sectors during the last few weeks, and also explained the challenges and opportunities of the Brazilian O&G sector in the context the ESG and climate agenda, indicating possible ways to decarbonize the sector.
Watch the full event here. (Portuguese only)
Macrovision Agenda 2021 | Itaú BBA
On November 11th, Clarissa was one of the panelists on the Itaú BBA’s event “Macrovison Agenda 2021”. The panel also had the participation of Gesner de Oliveira, coordinator at the Infrastructure and Environmental Solutions Study Center (FGV) and an associate at GO Associates. During the panel held in a talk-show format, different topics were explored in relation to the implications of the ESG agenda in the corporate environment, the necessary shifts on corporate governance, the role of public policies, regulation and civil society, as well as the main achievements made at COP26.
Clarissa began her remarks by highlighting the relevance of the ESG agenda to corporate performance. In this context, she pointed out some of the agenda’s benefits: broadening the business vision, strengthening the pact of trust with stakeholders, promoting new relationship methods and contributing to attraction and retention of talents. It was also emphasized, later on, that climate change is a central issue in global discussions due to its urgency and implications. The topic is being leveraged by assertive public policies, and a more vocal financial sector and civil society. Ultimately, it was pointed that companies have also been changing their posture regarding the theme, by commiting to ambitious pledges, improving governance and forming partnerships and coalitions on key aspects.
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