Rio+20 should create “new GDP”?

A study released by UNEP, the United Nations Environment recommends that  Rio +20 should find a new indicator for the welfare of nations other than the Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Rio+20 is the UN conference on sustainable development to be held in June 2012. The study brought together 20 winners of the Blue Planet Prize, known as theContinue reading “Rio+20 should create “new GDP”?”

Collapse(s) in Rio. A sad tradition

This week 3 buildings collapsed in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. So far, 4 people died. 14 are missing. The tragedy could be much worse if it had not happened at 20:40 in the evening. But I can’t help thinking that the real tragedy might rest in the frequency that this kind of accidentsContinue reading “Collapse(s) in Rio. A sad tradition”

L’Oréal’s lab in Rio

L’Oréal will invest 70 million reais in a research and innovation facility on the island of Bom Jesus, in Rio de Janeiro. Emerging markets focus The laboratory will intensify the development of products adapted to the Brazilian and Latin American markets. With an annual turnover of 19.5 billion euros in 2010, L’Oréal is the world leaderContinue reading “L’Oréal’s lab in Rio”

Betting on electricity boom in Brazil, DistribuTECH launches local show in 2012

DistribuTECH, North America’s No. 1 electricity transmission and distribution show, will launch its South American version in 2012. DistribuTECH Brasil is organized in four tracks: The Power Delivery Business, Advanced Metering, System Automation, and System Operation. The show takes place from Sept. 25-27 at the Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center. “We’re about to see a huge boomContinue reading “Betting on electricity boom in Brazil, DistribuTECH launches local show in 2012”

(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey

Recent survey conducted by Mercer on world wide cost of living confirms that prices in Rio and São Paulo have climbed dramatically over the last year. Designed as a reference for multinational and governments to figure compensation allowances for their expatriate employees, the survey covers 214 cities across five continents. It measures the comparative cost ofContinue reading “(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey”