What, how and why

30/12/1969
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The Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) 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.
 
GVces 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. 
 
To learn about GVces history click here.
 
Mission
 
The mission of GVces is to permanently inspire people and organizations, stimulating them to build a new development model. 
 
Vision
 
GVces 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.