About FGVces

The Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) is an open environment for study, learning, insights, innovation and the production of knowledge, made up of personnel with a multidisciplinary and diverse background; these are highly creative people that are engaged, committed, curious and bold, and especially motivated by a genuine desire to change the world.

FGVces bases its activities in formulating and following-up public policies, in building tools for self-regulation and in the development of strategies and tools for business management towards sustainability, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This action takes place through the following activities: (i) formal and informal education; (ii) applied research and publications; (iii) promoting debates, mobilizations and sensitizing society around the theme; (iv) communications; (v) and through an exchange of experiences and information that can disseminate concepts and practices around sustainability in all its dimensions. 

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Our Mission

The mission of FGVces is to permanently inspire people and organizations, stimulating them to build a new development model. 


FGVces envisions a new model for development that encompasses:

  • A systemic vision of the main problems that afflict present-day humanity;
  • The incorporation of the rights of current and future generations in present-day decisions;
  • The protection of the environment as a means to sustain all and any life form;
  • The construction of a production and consumption mode based on the efficiency of the use of resources, on ethics and solidarity in the exchange relationships, in a balance of opportunities with regard to the planet`s ecological limits;
  • The expansion of freedom and defense of human rights;
  • Human development and formation of the human being;
  • The quest for respectful and appropriate solutions for the singularities of each territory, which includes ecosystems, their landscapes and local culture;
  • Institutional improvement, in a manner in which organizations belonging to the public power, private initiative and civil society can interact, in processes of high dynamism and diversity;
  • The permanent building of democratic qualities in the processes of negotiation, articulation and formation of a consensus, through transparent mechanisms, which are also open and collective, with the participation of all actors, whether directly or indirectly involved.

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