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Luiz Gabriel Azevedo

Luiz Gabriel Azevedo is the Division Chief of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance at IDB Invest. He has worked with international development in some forty countries for over thirty years, focusing on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risk management and impact investing, infrastructure development, energy, water supply and sanitation, natural resources management and agribusiness. He worked for institutions such as the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund for Conservation – WWF, and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht. He was President and a Board Member of the Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRHidro) and was a Board Member of the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO). He has received numerous awards including the Mosonyi Award for excellence in hydropower, for his career contribution to sustainable hydropower development. He has published numerous articles and book chapters. Mr. Azevedo is a civil engineer and holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in civil engineering – hydrology and water resources management from Colorado State University.

Posts by Luiz Gabriel Azevedo

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Leveraging Knowledge to Scale Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean

In a world of information overload, how do we make sense of the data that surrounds us? How do we use it to create positive change in our region and beyond? At IDB Invest, we believe that the answer lies in knowledge. It helps us build a bridge that connects people and insights to actions that matter to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By leveraging knowledge, IDB Invest can scale impact across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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Is Sustainable Finance Closing Gaps in Latin America & the Caribbean?

The question of how impact investors can be persuaded to allocate resources to Latin America & the Caribbean is key to the region’s future.

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Sustainability in Agribusiness (2): Cultivating Good Governance Practices

A solid corporate governance framework in agribusinesses helps with productivity, technology, regulations, product traceability, and other key elements. Well-delineated roles for family members and a qualified board help cultivate long-term strategies in the sector.

Sustainability in Agribusiness (1): How to Add Value Using Tech & Inclusion

We have a unique opportunity that many other regions of the planet have not had, to drive the latest technological revolution in agribusiness with environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors, and further increase profitability in a sustainable and inclusive way.

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A Six-Step Roadmap to Enhance Private Sector Resilience to Health Risks

An IDB Invest poll shows nearly 60% of projects have temporarily ceased work or faced major project delays because of COVID-19. Early lessons coupled with existing best practices in public health and safety principles provide a six-step action road map to build resilience against such risks.

Six Proven Steps to Harness the Value of Public Consultations
Six Proven Steps to Harness the Value of Public Consultations

When dealing with policy making and project risk management, public consultations provide insightful tools to better improve lives within communities and societies. We assigned our best talent to provide solutions in this field, and now we'd like to share how we’re making things happen.