Governance

The guidelines and legal provisions that govern the administration of iCS are contained in the articles of incorporation of the Institute. The administration of iCS is performed through three bodies, which are responsible for the activities necessary for the compliance with the purpose of the Institute.

General Assembly

Board

Audit Committee

General Assembly

The general assembly of iCS meets ordinarily once a year and, extraordinarily, whenever it is necessary to discuss matters that involve the interests of the Institute. Among the decisions that are the responsibility of the general assembly are the election of the members of the Board and the total or partial amendment of the articles of incorporation.

Board

The duties of the Board include establishing guidelines and general goals for the operation of iCS that are established in the annual strategic planning. In addition to electing the members of the audit committee, the Board is also responsible for the review and approval of the financial statements and the annual reports.

  • Adriana Moreira

    Member

    Experienced senior environmental specialist with a proven track record of working in the international development industry. Adriana is a recognized leader in her field and a respected professional specializing in sustainable development, policy analysis, environmental issues, climate change and biodiversity.

    Adriana Moreira

    Member

    Experienced senior environmental specialist with a proven track record of working in the international development industry. Adriana is a recognized leader in her field and a respected professional specializing in sustainable development, policy analysis, environmental issues, climate change and biodiversity.

  • Ana Yang

    Chairperson of the iCS board

    Extensive work experience with complex global organizations and multifunctional teams. Yang promotes programs that integrate research, innovation and the formation of multi-stakeholder coalitions to shape decisions and bring about change. Strong interdisciplinary work experience (from the private sector, environmental pressure groups, development finance, philanthropy and think tanks) involving the environment, political economy and finance. Specialties: climate change, sustainable resources, policy, strategic planning and program management.

    Ana Yang

    Chairperson of the iCS board

    Extensive work experience with complex global organizations and multifunctional teams. Yang promotes programs that integrate research, innovation and the formation of multi-stakeholder coalitions to shape decisions and bring about change. Strong interdisciplinary work experience (from the private sector, environmental pressure groups, development finance, philanthropy and think tanks) involving the environment, political economy and finance. Specialties: climate change, sustainable resources, policy, strategic planning and program management.

  • Douglas Griffiths

    Member

    Three decades of innovative leadership in change management, global negotiations, international development, conservation, environmental protection, higher education and diplomacy. Douglas is skilled in forming motivated and cohesive teams to achieve mission objectives. A recognized leader in consensus building and actively involved with stakeholders, leading organizational change, improving management performance and working in all areas of large multicultural organizations. Douglas is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

    Douglas Griffiths

    Member

    Three decades of innovative leadership in change management, global negotiations, international development, conservation, environmental protection, higher education and diplomacy. Douglas is skilled in forming motivated and cohesive teams to achieve mission objectives. A recognized leader in consensus building and actively involved with stakeholders, leading organizational change, improving management performance and working in all areas of large multicultural organizations. Douglas is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Gabriel Visconti

    Member

    Degree and master’s degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in addition to an executive MBA from the Post-Graduate Institute in Business Research (COPPEAD). Economist at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), which he joined in August 1998, taking on various roles in the social, financial, foreign trade and planning areas. For 6 years he was superintendent of the public and socioenvironmental management area. He was responsible for the Amazon Fund and also for forest restoration projects, innovation in sustainability, conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in public policy at UC San Diego, in the United States.

    Gabriel Visconti

    Member

    Degree and master’s degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in addition to an executive MBA from the Post-Graduate Institute in Business Research (COPPEAD). Economist at the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), which he joined in August 1998, taking on various roles in the social, financial, foreign trade and planning areas. For 6 years he was superintendent of the public and socioenvironmental management area. He was responsible for the Amazon Fund and also for forest restoration projects, innovation in sustainability, conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in public policy at UC San Diego, in the United States.

  • Jess Ayers

    Member

    Supervises the work of the team at iCS regarding land use and food systems. Jess joined CIFF in 2019 from the UK government, where she has held positions such as the head of carbon trading (Department of Business and Energy); head of energy (HM Treasury); and head of office to the energy minister (Department for Energy and Climate Change). Prior to joining the UK government, she spent seven years working with vulnerable countries at the intersection between climate change and development, including positions at the United Nations Development Program in Nepal and the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK, Bangladesh and Nepal.

    Jess Ayers

    Member

    Supervises the work of the team at iCS regarding land use and food systems. Jess joined CIFF in 2019 from the UK government, where she has held positions such as the head of carbon trading (Department of Business and Energy); head of energy (HM Treasury); and head of office to the energy minister (Department for Energy and Climate Change). Prior to joining the UK government, she spent seven years working with vulnerable countries at the intersection between climate change and development, including positions at the United Nations Development Program in Nepal and the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK, Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • Lucas Assunção

    Member

    PhD in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He studied economics and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, in addition to attending the environmental economics and policy analysis program at the Harvard Institute for International Development. Lucas has over twenty years of work experience involving issues related to the environment. He worked as executive assistant to the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – the Rio Summit – where five major agreements on global environmental issues, such as the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity were signed.

    Lucas Assunção

    Member

    PhD in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He studied economics and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, in addition to attending the environmental economics and policy analysis program at the Harvard Institute for International Development. Lucas has over twenty years of work experience involving issues related to the environment. He worked as executive assistant to the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – the Rio Summit – where five major agreements on global environmental issues, such as the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity were signed.

  • Marilene Ramos

    Member

    Civil engineer with a PhD in environmental engineering from COPPE / UFRJ. She is a specialist in environmental management, sanitation and the management of water resources. President of Ibama since May 2015, with expertise in the streamlining of environmental licensing processes for infrastructure projects involving energy, transport, oil and gas and logistics, and in the strengthening of actions and tools to combat deforestation in the Amazon.

    Marilene Ramos

    Member

    Civil engineer with a PhD in environmental engineering from COPPE / UFRJ. She is a specialist in environmental management, sanitation and the management of water resources. President of Ibama since May 2015, with expertise in the streamlining of environmental licensing processes for infrastructure projects involving energy, transport, oil and gas and logistics, and in the strengthening of actions and tools to combat deforestation in the Amazon.

  • Rodrigo Fiães

    Member

    Economist with a degree from PUC-Rio and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a partner at Gávea Investimentos (2004-15) and has worked in several private and public institutions in the areas of finance, economic research and public policy. Since 2014, he has been dedicated to the 3rd sector. In particular, he has participated in the conception, assembly and start-up of operations for two non-profit civil associations (Instituto Serrapilheira and IEPS). He is vice-president of the board of directors of the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS).

    Rodrigo Fiães

    Member

    Economist with a degree from PUC-Rio and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a partner at Gávea Investimentos (2004-15) and has worked in several private and public institutions in the areas of finance, economic research and public policy. Since 2014, he has been dedicated to the 3rd sector. In particular, he has participated in the conception, assembly and start-up of operations for two non-profit civil associations (Instituto Serrapilheira and IEPS). He is vice-president of the board of directors of the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS).

  • Thula Pires

    Member

    PhD and master’s degree in constitutional law and state theory from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She is currently a professor for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the law department at PUC-Rio, assistant coordinator of the graduate program for the same course and general coordinator of NIREMA (Interdisciplinary Center for African Descendant Reflection and Memory).

    Thula Pires

    Member

    PhD and master’s degree in constitutional law and state theory from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She is currently a professor for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the law department at PUC-Rio, assistant coordinator of the graduate program for the same course and general coordinator of NIREMA (Interdisciplinary Center for African Descendant Reflection and Memory).

Audit Committee

The duties of the decision-making body include establishing guidelines and general goals for the operation of iCS that are established in the annual strategic planning. In addition to electing the members of the audit committee, the body is also responsible for the review and approval of the financial statements and the annual reports.

  • Helena Penna

    Member

    Helena holds a degree in Economics in PUC-Rio, and she was a member of the Fiscal Council of Lojas Renner S.A. and Lojas Renner Institute since 2005 and 2008, respectively. She participes as a member of the Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP), which seeks to integrate women into the labor market through investment in work and income generation projects. She was Operations Director of Grupo Pão de Açúcar and also responsible for supply, logistics and after sales (SAC) of Ponto Frio, Extra and Casas Bahia sites from July 2008 to March 2012.

    Helena Penna

    Member

    Helena holds a degree in Economics in PUC-Rio, and she was a member of the Fiscal Council of Lojas Renner S.A. and Lojas Renner Institute since 2005 and 2008, respectively. She participes as a member of the Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP), which seeks to integrate women into the labor market through investment in work and income generation projects. She was Operations Director of Grupo Pão de Açúcar and also responsible for supply, logistics and after sales (SAC) of Ponto Frio, Extra and Casas Bahia sites from July 2008 to March 2012.

  • Warley de Oliveira Dias

    Member

    Warley is the director of R & R Audit and Consulting and Value Management Business. He has a Master degree in Accounting and Controllership from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). As a university professor in undergraduate and postgraduate courses (UFMG, PUC Minas, Milton Campos, Batista College, among others), he also has experience in multinational companies in accounting. He works in the areas of financial management, valuation and auditing. He ministers seminars for Philanthropy Magazine focusing on accounting for the Third Sector.

    Warley de Oliveira Dias

    Member

    Warley is the director of R & R Audit and Consulting and Value Management Business. He has a Master degree in Accounting and Controllership from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). As a university professor in undergraduate and postgraduate courses (UFMG, PUC Minas, Milton Campos, Batista College, among others), he also has experience in multinational companies in accounting. He works in the areas of financial management, valuation and auditing. He ministers seminars for Philanthropy Magazine focusing on accounting for the Third Sector.

Audit Reports

Annual Reports

2021

Annual report

2020

Annual report

2019

Annual report

2018

Annual report

2017

Annual report

2016

Annual report

iCS Statute and Policies

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