[Podcast] The historical context of Corporate Diplomacy as an emerging practice

In this first podcast, I will be speaking about the historical context of Corporate Diplomacy as an emerging practice. This historical context is important because it will tell us how Corporate Diplomacy came to emerge as a practice in private organizations. I am going to give you a few dates within a time frame so …

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2018 Economic Outlook Brazil: Foreign Policy

This is the third chapter of the series of posts on the “2018 Economic Outlook Brazil” that is based on the Presidential Message delivered to the Brazilian National Congress in February, 2018 by President Temer. The official document, in its entirety, advises on the key national policies divided into five central pillars: Economy, Infrastructure, Social, Foreign …

Legal Services in Brazil: Business environment, market opportunities and engagement strategy

Generally stating, legal services is a highly competitive sector in Brazil, and engaging in profitable business development often depends on persistent and long term relationship building as an inherent trait of the country’s business culture. Traditionally, there is a vast area of legal specializations, all of which contain extensive and complex law structures that undergo …

Accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization

Russia’s accession to the WTO cleared a major hurdle when the WTO Working Party on its accession approved, ad referendum on 10 November 2011, the package spelling out Russia’s terms of entry to the organization. The Working Party will now send its accession recommendation to the 15 – 17 December Ministerial Conference, where Ministers are …

Roadmap for discussion for the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

The United Nations Organization plan The Future We Want - The zero draft of the outcome document Vision Political commitment Green economy Institutional Framework Framework for action and follow-up Agenda 21 Social and economic dimensions Conservation and management of resources Strengthening the role of major groups Means of implementation Global Compact Human Rights: Businesses should …

Governmental subsidies to foreign companies in Belgium looking for access to European markets

On March 5th 2012, in Curitiba Brazil, Thierry Muschang, a Luxembourg PwC Director, presented the beneficial aspects of the project for attracting foreign companies to the Belgium / Louxembourg region, constructed in partnership with IDELUX, a government agency that was represented at the meeting by Joel Marinozzi, the Business Development Manager from the Economic Development …

IDB’s clean energy ranking in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) through its Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance have recently published the executive summary of the Climatescope, the first annual ranking on Clean Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The report highlights market data and new opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors on clean …