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Interview: Sustainable Policies in the Amazon Benefit Business

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ProMarket spoke with Natura & Co Latin America’s Global Sustainability Director Denise Hills about how her company, industry at large, and Brazil benefits from sustainable policies in the Amazon.

During the last four years, Brazil has registered record rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest and other Brazilian biomes, putting at risk the country’s main and most undervalued commodity: its biodiversity. Denise Hills, the global director of sustainability at the Latin America subsidiary of cosmetics group Natura & Co, explained in an interview to ProMarket why Brazilian forests have more economic value standing up than cut down. She also divulged what the company hopes from the country’s next president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in terms of environmental policies. 

Despite having more than 5 million square kilometers of tropical forest, raw materials from the Amazon comprise only 0.2% of global exports of…

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