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Luiz Gabriel Azevedo

Luiz Gabriel Azevedo is the Division Chief of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance at IDB Invest. He has worked with international development in some forty countries for over thirty years, focusing on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risk management and impact investing, infrastructure development, energy, water supply and sanitation, natural resources management and agribusiness. He worked for institutions such as the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund for Conservation – WWF, and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht. He was President and a Board Member of the Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRHidro) and was a Board Member of the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO). He has received numerous awards including the Mosonyi Award for excellence in hydropower, for his career contribution to sustainable hydropower development. He has published numerous articles and book chapters. Mr. Azevedo is a civil engineer and holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in civil engineering – hydrology and water resources management from Colorado State University.

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