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Thursday 5th November

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The Guardian - Seven ways sustainable businesses can break into Brazil Laura Paddison reports that opportunities loom large for small and medium enterprises in Brazil, where sustainability is firmly on the agenda

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Day 8: Countdown to the 2016 Olympics

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As Dave Baxter’s Brazilian business trip draws to a close, he ponders what business opportunities the 2016 Olympics present. Photo Credit: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Flickr) As this post hits the Business Reporter website, I should have safely landed at Heathrow Airport in a more or less jetlagged state. Depending on how well I […]

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Doing green business in Brazil

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Over the past five days of the Clean and Cool Brazil Mission, we’ve heard countless times from our amazing hosts in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo how critical it is to form partnerships with Brazilian companies when entering the local market. The challenging bureaucratic landscape, with its high taxes, labour costs and regulatory barriers, […]

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Day 7: Safety and security in Brazil

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As the World Cup and Olympic Games edge closer, Dave Baxter looks back on his experiences in Brazil from a security perspective. Photo Credit: Beraldo Leal (Flickr) Is Brazil safe? Nothing bad has happened to our group. I’m writing from the International Industrial Environment and Sustainability Fair in Sao Paulo, where the audience has just […]

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Day 6: Big data and beef

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Senior reporter Dave Baxter has been enjoying bountiful amounts of both big data and beef on his journey across Brazil with the Clean and Cool Mission. I’ve had my fill of two things: big data and beef. Big data refers to the explosion of information around the world, aided by internet connectivity and the growing […]

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Day 5: Onwards to Sao Paulo

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After spending some time in Rio de Janeiro, senior reporter Dave Baxter is heading along the Brazilian coastline to Sao Paulo. Photo Credit: Mark Hillary (Flickr) I’m not the homesick type, but if I were, I might have found some comfort in Sao Paulo after spending a morning at the British Consulate. You hand over […]

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UK Entrepreneurs’ Green Mission to Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clean and Cool, a week-long business mission featuring representatives of the UK’s most promising and environmentally aware companies, brought British and Brazilian business interests into line in Rio and São Paulo at the start of the month. […]      

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UK Entrepreneurs’ Green Mission to Brazil

Posted in: Blog, brazil, clean energy, News, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clean and Cool, a week-long business mission featuring representatives of the UK’s most promising and environmentally aware companies, brought British and Brazilian business interests into line in Rio and São Paulo at the start of the month. […]

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Day 4: Sugarloaf Mountain and free time

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In the second of today’s blog posts, Dave Baxter steps out of the office for a moment and enjoys the view from Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Photo Credit: Diego Torres Silvestre (Flickr) Halfway through and it’s already been a rather proactive trip. There have been long sessions in the Brazilian Development Bank, our […]

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Day 3: A Brazilian Silicon Valley?

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In the first of today’s Baxter in Brazil double bill, senior reporter Dave Baxter looks at Brazil’s ambitions to build its own Silicon Valley. Photo Credit: Patrick Nouhailler (Flickr) Call me London-centric, but it didn’t take long in Rio de Janeiro for my mind to wander back to the UK’s rainy streets. London has a […]

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