Sustainable Finances

Stichting Etica da Terra (EU)

Sustainable Agriculture

Mrs. Josiana Arippol

Etica da Terra Partner and founder of Ética da Terra, Josiana Arippol graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EAESP-FGV, 1978). She started her career as a researcher in the department of economics and social sciences of FGV, working, later on, in the managing of Human Resources of Ferrovia Paulista S.A (FEPASA). She organized the first courses of Ecological Agriculture and Healthy Food in São Paulo, in the 1980’s, strongly supported by nutritionists and doctors. She was a school educator and steepened herself in school organization and administration. After that, she attended the Centre for Social Development, in England, and worked on health and economic projects for the youth. ​

In touch with European social and ecological banks, Josiana developed her work on the conceptual and practical parts of sustainable finance. Through intensive interchange with TRIODOSBANK, (The Netherlands) , and GLS Bank (Germany) , she was invited by Federação Brasileira de Bancos-Brasil (FEBRABAN) to work on "The Bank of the Future". She co-founded Widar-Empreendimentos para o Fluir Saudável do Dinheiro financing organic and biodynamic agriculture, microcredit, students and schools. ​​

Josiana lived for ten years in Europe, where she worked with Prof. Yunus of GRAMEEN BANK in the international launching of the concept of microcredit in England and worldwide, supported by the World Bank. Her ability to build networks sensibly contributed to the strengthening and realization of ideals. she facilitates study and observation groups with managers, consultants and youngsters in Brazil and Europe. She organized international events at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, creating a broad discussion network on sustainability made up by scientists, researchers, lawyers, doctors, nutritionists, economists, and agricultural workers. ​​

“My motivation comes from the certainty that Brazil can reach a brilliant future keeping itself ecologically balanced. This means that it will continue to be a great global producer of commodities, ensuring, however, the quality and safety of its products”. >>Read More ​​

She graduated in MBA Sustainability in 2011 at Fundação Getúlio Vargas São Paulo. Since then Founding Partner and Lead Consultant, IMAGES FOR THE THOUGHT, The Netherlands: Consultancy, Support and Investment for the Organic, Agroecological and Biodynamic enterprises and movement worldwide; Consultancy to municipal, state and federal governments on independency and methods . Images for the healthy flow of money in the Society and Sustainable Finance. Bottom-up approach, small farmers support and associative methods, social economy, productive micro-credit. Development of local and regional brands and introduction in International Market. ​​

Josiana is founding member and in the board of STICHTING ÉTICA DA TERRA (EUROPE) in the Netherlands, since 2013, on the following themes: National Health Project; Sustainable Agriculture, Water, Seeds and Biodiversity ; Sustainable Bank/Fund and Microcredit; Investor and consumer awareness, Higher Education research and innovation.

Organisation is active in the field of youth work running educational activities as language classes, seminars and trainings, organizes events and visits at schools at colleges, discussions with students etc. Our activities include Consulting, Lectures, Courses on Nature Watching, Nutrition, Associative Economics, Projects on protection of fauna and flora, and support to the traditional people, Opportunities regarding the export of ecological products, Certification (IBD and Cert-ID), Market researches on sustainable products, Planning of international events with social and ecological banks, Planning of events on human and animal nutrition, safety of eating habits, and public health. Our activities are focused on promoting youth development, ethics, peace, citizenship, human rights, democracy, and other universal values.

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