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Sustainable Cities Programme Organisations
Ethos, Our São Paulo Network
Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility
Coordinator of the Sustainable Cities Program at Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility, Ethos
Ethos Institute Business and Social Responsibility is a non-governmental organization created in 1998 to mobilize, sensitize and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible way, making them partners in building a sustainable and fair society.
Set up by businessmen and executives from the private sector, Ethos Institute is a center for mobilization, organization of knowledge, exchange of experiences and development of tools that can help companies to analyze their management practices and deepen their commitment with corporate responsibility. It is today an international reference in the issue and develops projects in partnership with several bodies worldwide.
Its 1368 members comprise companies of different segments and sizes, which account for annual revenues of approximately 35% of the Brazilian GDP and employ roughly 2 million people.
Researcher of Sustainable Cities Programme, Our São Paulo Network
Nossa São Paulo was launched in May 2007. Its mission is to mobilize sectors of society to work in partnership with Governments and other institutions to build a just and sustainable Sao Paulo. The Network aims to encourage the whole of society to gather ideas and propose actions that can contribute to fair, democratic and sustainable development of Sao Paulo in key areas such as Education, Environment, Safety, Leisure and Culture, Labor, Transportation, Housing, Health and Human Services.
Today, more than 600 civil society organizations are part of the network which has the support of community leaders, civil society organizations, businesses and citizens - all interested in participating in the process of building a sustainable São Paulo with better quality of life.
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