Delivering Sustainability Across Latin America: Can Corporations Fill the Gap?

A conversation with:

Daniel C. Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy

Yale University


Introduced and moderated by:

David Livingston

Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

*Further panelists to be announced*

Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., for a discussion on corporate sustainability in Latin America featuring prizewinning author and Yale Professor Daniel C. Esty.


The twenty-first century has seen the rise of a new focus on corporate sustainability around the world, and forward-thinking business leaders in Latin America are paying close attention. Across the region, companies large and small have sought to increase profitability, win customer loyalty, and outperform competitors through incorporating sustainability principles into their business strategy and operations. 


In light of these efforts, can businesses fill the gap in addressing climate change and environmental challenges in Latin America? What business strategies have been effective so far? And what are the lessons for executives, policymakers, and environmental advocates both in the region and around the world?


Global Energy Center Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy David Livingston will discuss these issues and more with Professor Esty, who has just published The Labyrinth of Sustainability: Green Business Lessons from Latin American Corporate Leaders (Anthem Press, 2019), featuring case studies written by leading academics and practitioners that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, water sustainability, recycling, and other corporate sustainability initiatives. With a career spanning government, business, and academia, Professor Esty is a leading expert on corporate environmental strategy. His previous study of corporate sustainability, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (with Andrew Winston), was recently named the best-selling green business book of the past decade.

A reception will take place before the event, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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