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Guilherme Leal: Bringing Hearts *and* Minds to Work

Natura co-founder, B-Team leader and running mate to Marina Silva in Brazil’s 2010 presidential election, Guilherme Leal is a pioneer of sustainable business. Here, he appears in dialogue with Walter Link, discussing the process of co-creating sustainable economies, the principles that …

Thais Corral: We Go Far Because We Go Together

Global social entrepreneur Thais Corral has played key roles in the women’s movement and the global leadership movement for decades. Now, as founder of SINAL & Vista Allegre, she transitions her social entrepreneurship to focus on local projects in Brazil, with …

Rebecca Adamson: What Modern Society Can Learn from Indigenous Economies

Cherokee economist and founder of First Peoples Worldwide, Rebecca Adamson is a long-time advocate for indigenous rights who negotiates with the United Nations, Shell and other international corporations to respect indigenous peoples and prioritize sustainability. Here, Adamson explains the importance of …

Leontino Balbo: Listening to Nature Sustainablizes Big Agriculture

Ecosystem Revitalizing Agriculture Goes Public!

Leontino Balbo, the Brazilian pioneer of sustainable agriculture whose unique method of listening to nature helped him to develop a revolutionary post-organics agricultural method that that has proven itself on 20,000 hectares is going public with what he calls his Ecosystem …

The Importance of Art & Beauty to Sustainability

Helio Mattar, Brazil’s former General Electric CEO and Vice Minister of Commerce left business and politics to transform our perspectives on consumerism. In dialogue with Walter Link, Mattar discusses the importance of emotions and appreciation of beauty to leadership and sustainability, and how excessive consumption can lead to …

Peter Senge: Prioritizing Personal Transformation to Solve Global Crises

With climate change, environmental devastation and a multitude of geo-political concerns, global crises demand our urgent attention. But if we continue to do business as usual, using our old paradigms to guide our actions, how can we develop innovative solutions that …

Marina Silva: How Nature’s Parables Taught Her Leadership

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How Leontino Balbo gained 30% of the world’s organic sugar market by listening to nature

Leontino Balbo revolutionizes agriculture in the way he produces 30% of the world’s organic cane sugar, enhancing also bio-diversity and social conditions. His childhood reminds us of Kipling’s ‘Mowgli’, fishing in streams, disappearing for long days into the jungle and marshes, …

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