FGV was founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. With eight schools, two research institutes, technical assistance projects and a publishing unit, FGV is ranked one of the top think tanks and top higher education institutions in the world.
Since our inception in 1946, Thunderbird has focused exclusively on educating global leaders in the intricacies of international management. While other business schools scramble to add global curriculum and keep pace, Thunderbird remains firmly at the forefront. That’s because all we do, all we are, is global. It’s not part of what we offer. It’s everything we offer.
We educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.
We will dramatically grow our positive impact in a world economy in dire need of the global leadership talent we were founded to provide.
Global leaders are entrusted with authority, governance and influence over people and profits. But more than that, leaders are entrusted with responsibility and accountability. Their actions hold great power – to create or destroy value, to build communities or tear them down, to establish a society of stability or one of volatility. Conducting business as ethical global citizens is paramount. And at Thunderbird, it’s our pledge. Read Thunderbird's Professional Oath of Honor.
Thunderbird School of Global Management is the oldest and largest graduate school for international business in the United States. Founded in 1946, the school reflected the post-World War II shift toward a global economy and has changed with the times to provide international business leaders with the tools they need to be successful in today's culturally diverse business environment. Read more about Thunderbird's rich history and legacy.
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Thunderbird consistently ranks #1 in the world in international business education and among the top 10 worldwide in executive education
Odebrecht SA engages in infrastructure and energy solutions. Its services include engineering and construction, industry, development and operation of infrastructure and energy projects, creating integrated and innovative solutions that serve both its clients and its communities. The company was founded in 1981and is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.
Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias SA provides real estate development services.Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias (OR) develops residential, business, trade and tourism. With the brand new quarter acts in the economic sector, serving families with incomes 0 to 10 minimum wages and public-private partnerships for the construction of large planned neighborhoods.In addition to the Odebrecht, the OR has a shareholder Gávea Investments, leading fund managers in the Brazilian financial market. With complete mastery of construction technologies, the company has projects of long maturity, with different design and unique finish. Founding member of the Green Building Council of Brazil, the company is guided by the concept of sustainable development and complies with the precepts of environmental preservation in all stages of their ventures.
Braskem SA engages in the manufacturing of petrochemicals and other related products. The company operates through the following business segments: Basic Petrochemicals, Polyolefins, USA and Europe, Vinyls and Chemical Distribution. The Basic Petrochemicals segment includes its production and sale of basic petrochemicals at the Northeastern Complex and the Southern Complex, production and sale of basic petrochemicals at the São Paulo Complex and the Rio de Janeiro Complex, and its supply of utilities produced at these complexes to second generation producers, including some producers owned or controlled by the company. The Polyolefins segment includes the production and sale of polyethylene, including the production of “green polyethylene” from renewable resources, and polypropylene by the company, excluding the operations of Braskem Europe. The USA and Europe segment includes the operations of Braskem America, which consists of the production and sale of polypropylene in the United States and the operations of its two polypropylene plants in Germany. The Vinyls segment includes its production and sale of PVC, caustic soda and EDC. The Chemical distribution segment includes operations of QuantiQ and IQAG, which consists of distribution of petroleum-based solvents, intermediate chemicals, special chemicals and pharmacons. Braskem was founded on January 12, 1972 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Odebrecht Oleo e Gas Ltda engages in the provision of oil and gas exploration, drilling, and extraction services. Its services include offshore drilling, offshore production, pipe laying services, installment and manufacturing of subsea equipment, and offshore maintenance and services.. The firm also offers infrastructure engineering and construction, platform maintenance, logistics, and project management. The company was founded on November 7, 2006 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The foundation for a Latin American decade was at the core of the 2011 World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was held at an exceptional time in Latin American history, with most countries well positioned for economic growth, and most of them willing to engage actively on international issues. The region’s main challenge is to set realistic targets to be attained by the end of the decade, and to mobilize to reach them in a global landscape in deep transformation. To address this challenge, 750 top regional and global leaders from 45 countries convened around three thematic pillars: 1) Strengthening Regional and International Governance; 2) Enhancing Innovation and Productivity for Equitable Growth; and 3) Promoting Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development.