Tasso Azevedo

Founder & Director at Institute of Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification

Tasso Azevedo

Tasso Azevedo

Founder & Director at Institute of Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification

Biography

Tasso Azevedo is a consultant and social entrepreneur in the field of forests, sustainability and climate change. He coordinates the SEEG Network, a system to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, and MAPBIOMAS, a platform that produces historical annual land cover and land use maps of entire countries through multi-institutional collaboration.

Azevedo is a forest engineer graduate from University of São Paulo and was the founder and director of the Institute of Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification (IMAFLORA), the largest Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and sustainable agriculture certification body in Brazil.

He was director of the National Forest Program at Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment and general-secretary of the National Forest Commission. He was the first chief and director general of the Brazilian Forest Service and one of the key people involved in the design and implementation of the National Plan to Combat Deforestation, which resulted in a 75% decline in deforestation, and the Amazon Fund, the world’s largest forest protection fund.

Azevedo serves as a board member on several organizations including the Business Forum on Climate Change, NEPCon, Imazon, IMAFLORA, and IEMA. He teaches post-graduate programs about sustainability related issues. He is a columnist at O Globo newspaper, Epoca Negocios magazine, and is a TED Global speaker. He is Brazil Lab Affiliated Scholar at Princeton University and in 2013, he received the Bright Award, Stanford University's Global Sustainability Award.

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Institute of Forest and Agriculture Management and Certification

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Co-Founder at Rainforest Alliance, Inc.

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Founder at CM Equity Partners

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Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

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Founder at Fundacion Haciendas Del Mundo Maya A.C.

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Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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Team Member at Lollapalooza

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Former Senior Director, Commodity Sustainability Programs at Mondelez International, Inc.

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Director & Practice Leader at Deloitte LLP

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Partner & Global Head of Energy at Dalberg Global Development Advisors

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Consultant at Varadero Capital LP

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The University of São Paulo (Portuguese: Universidade de São Paulo; USP) is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian university and the country's most prestigious educational institution and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. USP is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. It has eleven campuses, four of them in São Paulo (the main campus is called Campus Armando de Salles Oliveira, with an area of 7,443,770 m²). The other campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos. USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge.

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Secretary General, National Forest Commission
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$500 - $999
2018

Rainforest Alliance, Inc. works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by helping transform land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. It promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands, and promote the well-being of workers and their communities, helping farmers, forest managers and tourism businesses realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected. Rainforest Alliance was founded by Daniel R. Katz in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$500 - $999
2017

Rainforest Alliance, Inc. works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by helping transform land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. It promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands, and promote the well-being of workers and their communities, helping farmers, forest managers and tourism businesses realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected. Rainforest Alliance was founded by Daniel R. Katz in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$500 - $10K
2016

Rainforest Alliance, Inc. works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by helping transform land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. It promote standards for sustainability that conserve wildlife and wildlands, and promote the well-being of workers and their communities, helping farmers, forest managers and tourism businesses realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected. Rainforest Alliance was founded by Daniel R. Katz in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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