|Publication by AVSI in Brazil affirms role of private sector in development|
|Monday, 07 November 2011 19:41|
During the international forum of the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on October 19-21 with the title “A Sustainable Future: Corporate Responsibility and Balanced Development,” the AVSI Foundation presented the second edition of its portuguese book—with a preface written by FIEMG president Olavo Machado—“Regulamentaçao Legislativa da Responsabilità Social Coorporativa – Conceitos e Legislaçao” (Legislative Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility – Concepts and Legislation).
The study, which was led by Gianfranco Commodaro and Jacopo Sabatiello, both AVSI staff members in Brazil, gives its contribution to the ongoing dialogue on the role of corporations in the development of a region. The report describes the many innovative laws passed recently in Brazil that facilitate private businesses in directing resources made available thanks to tax breaks toward social responsibility and development projects. These programs are designed to benefit the most vulnerable members of the local society in sectors ranging from education, youth, sports and culture to even reforming penitentiary system regulations regarding former prisoners.
The publication, completed in collaboration with FIEMG and FIAT, also included contributions from Marco Antonio Lage, director of the FIAT Brazil Communications Group.