Today was a day of abbreviations. We started our day with Fernando Malta of CEBDS (Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável) and we then moved on to FMC, hosted by Clinton Metcalf.
Fernando taught us that sustainability is more than just being green. Profit + Well Being + Endure = Sustainability. His passion, mixed with insight, data, and recommendations for solutions to problems left us with understanding about how business can be a major player in sustainability development. What did you learn most from Fernando’s lecture and what does it tell you about Brazil’s role in sustainability?
Next we arrived at FMC. From the cafeteria lunch, to the visit at the warehouse, to the contruction of the ANM (Christmas Trees), and the machine shops, every part of FMC gave us a greater appreciation for engineers. They are awesome. After the tour of the plant, Clint filled in the gaps with a perfect description of the role of FMC and the future of petroleum extraction. He also gave us insights into the life of an ex-pat. What did you learn most from our FMC visit?
We ended the day with dinner at Porcão, including the best cuts of picanha, fraldinha, and alcatra, not to mention a sushi salad bar and tons of salads and cold meets. How did Austin’s Estância hold up by comparison?