Mario Garnero Leads Green Economy Conference at the Harvard Club in NY

Sep 26, 2011, 09:09 ET from Forum das Americas

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, Chairman of Brasilinvest, Brazil's pioneer merchant bank, is to head the III Sustainable Development Forum, which will take place on September 26 at the Harvard Club (Harvard Hall) in New York.

Entitled "Brazil: The New Global Green Economy", the Conference concentrates on the importance of sustainable development for Brazil and the world. The Forum is organized by Forum das Americas and UNA-Brazil, two not-for-profits chaired by Mario Garnero. It is held in cooperation with the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea and sponsored by Highland Capital Management.

Speakers include:
Michel Temer, Vice-President of Brazil
James Wolfensohn, Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn & Company; former President of the World Bank
James D. Dondero, President, Highland Capital Management
Corrado Clini, Director-General, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS);
Candido Vaccarezza, Government Leader at Brazil's House of Representatives
Philippe Douste-Blazy, President, UNITAID; former French Minister of Health, Culture and Foreign Affairs
Donna Hrinak, Senior Director for Latin America Government Affairs, PepsiCo; former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Marcos Troyjo, Chief Advisor, Brasilinvest Strategic Consulting; Professor, Columbia University
Georgette Mosbacher, CEO, Borghese Inc.
Ricardo Castello Branco, Director of Ethanol, Petrobras Biocombustivel
Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO, Wisekey
Michael Han, Chairman, Envion
Lally Weymouth, Senior Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Tiao Viana, Governor of the Brazilian State of Acre
Nelson Jobim, Former Chief of Justice, former Minister of Defense, Brazil
Alexandre Baldy, Secretary for Development of the Brazilian State of Goias
Gustavo Junqueira, Head of Investment Banking, Pine Investments
Publio Bonfadini, Executive Manager, Petrobras
Rodolfo Riechert, President, Plural Capital

After the Conference at the Harvard Club a special session hosted by Highland Capital Management will be held at the NY Yacht Club featuring a keynote address by President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.

The Conference will have TV Hosts and entrepreneurs Alvaro Garnero and Cristiana Arcangeli as Masters of Ceremonies.

Forum das Americas, founded in 1978, is an independent think-tank dedicated to fundamental issues for the Hemisphere, such as regional integration and development. The United Nations Association Brazil – UNA, founded in 1998, aims at strengthening ties between Brazilians and the UN as a powerful force to meet global challenges.

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