(Last updated in: 06/06/2018 - 9:27am)

Environmental engagement of state-owned enterprises addressed by guest lecturer

Pedro Mattos is the guest of the next edition of the Graduate Seminars program. The Associate Professor at the University of Virginia will present the article "Leviathan Inc. and Corporate Environmental Engagement", on June 6. The event will be held at the headquarters of the Brazilian School of Public Administration and Business (FGV EBAPE - Rua Jornalista Orlando Dantas, 30. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro / RJ), starting at 10am.

The article shows that state-owned enterprises are more involved in environmental issues and are more receptive to changes in policy orientation by governments. The effect is most evident in energy companies in emerging economies, countries with higher energy risks, and with direct participation by local governments. In this way, so-called "Leviathan Inc." - a nomenclature used by The Economist in 2010 to refer to the resurgence of state-owned mega-companies - may be better positioned to deal with environmental issues.

The "Graduate Seminars" program aims to foster high level discussion of ongoing research in Administration and related fields. In addition to the School’s MSc and PhD students, external researchers and PhD candidates are also welcome to participate. The Graduate Seminars are held throughout the academic year, depending on the availability of guest researchers.

For more information and to register, visit the website.