Edited By Walter Leal Filho
IV. Latin America
Chapter 65 Fostering Sustainable Development at the Post-Graduate Level: Experiences from LATEC’s Master’s Programme in Systems Management Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas, Marcelo Jasmim Meiriño, Sérgio Luiz Braga França, Valdir de Jesus Lameira and Leonardo Bezerra Pimentel Abstract In the midst of a process of change that is being experienced in all areas of human activity in this new century, there is a demand for new directions, concepts, values and paradigms to be observed in social, economic and environmental fields. Upon the emergence of patterns of sustainable economic growth, the LATEC/UFF identifies and tries to suggest how to answer the following problem: How to transform not-green businesses (for-profit, non-profit and pub- lic) into green projects? And how to characterize the modus operandi of a green business in different socio-economic environments? Since 1991, LATEC has developed courses and re- search projects to address the assumptions, issues and research projects related to sustainable development. Among other contributions, the LATEC allows the Brazilian government to recognize, promote and support the development of green production chains; to subsidize trade associations and research institutions in order to prioritize projects, actions and re- sources related to sustainable development; and to structure a database of opportunities for en- trepreneurs interested in integrating green supply chains. A more detailed explanation of the pro- ject, as well as the description of several other important goals achieved by the project, can be obtained by reading the full article. Introduction: Sustainable Actions of the University The theme of...
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