Actions required to channel billions into the Amazon Basin: Roberto Waack

The financial sector still needs to understand the complexities of the Amazon region to become a good player against deforestation and other ESG wrongdoings.  It has to sharpen its insights to correctly appraise a business, ask the right questions, and improve methods to vet potential clients. “They are already involved, but they can improve their involvement doing this,” Chairman of Arapyaú, Roberto Waack, said. Arapyaú, is a philanthropic institution tied to Natura’s founder Guilherme Leal. It has a network of more than 500 people and organizations, which is the largest global effort to mobilize resources for the conservation and the promotion of sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon. What Roberto Waack proposes is not yet another controversy, or a useless […]


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Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]