About the event

Profile of Participants

Delegates attending the “1st LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY” will come from a cross-sectorial range of areas. These are:

1. members of NGOs;

2. researchers at universities and research centres;

3. representatives from public and private companies;

4. members of social movements;

5. project officers and consultants;

6. other people interested in the topic.

The participation of doctoral students is warmly encouraged and supervisors/advisers are kindly requested to facilitate their participation. The sort of international exposure and the rich content of this Symposium will be beneficial to their training and to their future careers.

It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for and the usefulness of integrated approaches towards social responsibility and sustainability, and hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.


  • Green factory

  • Green and sustainable supply chain

  • Sustainable Energy

  • Circular Economy

  • Renewable Energy

  • Industry 4.0

  • Digital Transformation

  • Reverse and green logistics

  • Material Innovation

  • Forest conservation

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR

  • Social Innovation

  • Sustainable Cities

  • Sustainable Campus

  • Sustainable Universities

  • Sustainable marketing

  • Greenwashing cases

  • Social business

  • Social Inclusion for Livable Societies

  • Gender and diversity studies

  • Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Health, Comfort and Well-Being for a Better Life

  • Resilient Transport Systems and Mobility Solutions

  • Urban Regeneration, Planning and Design

  • Product Lifecycle Management

  • Social innovation

  • Sustainable Finance

  • Other topics related with sustainability in a general view


  • Prof. Walter Leal, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

  • Prof. Ubiratã Tortato, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil)

  • Dr. Fernanda Frankenberger Silva, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Universidade Positivo (Brazil)


  • Bruno Henrique Rocha Fernandes - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • Gianfranco Franz - Universitá degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy

  • Massimiliano Mazzanti - Universitá degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy

  • Rodrigo Lozano - University of Gävle, Sweden

  • Ana Elena Builes Velez - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

  • Carlos Daniel López Preciado - Universidad de Colima, Mexico

  • Bárbara Galleli Dias - UFPR, Brazil

  • Marcos Ferasso - Universidad de Lima, Peru

  • Guillermo Javier Diaz Villavicencio - UNILA, Brazil

  • Carlos Olavo Quandt - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • Nelson Amaro - Galileo Universidad, Guatemala

  • Eric Pallant - Allegheny College, United States

  • Diane Pruneau - Université de Moncton, Canada

  • Joao Hoefel - UNIFAAT, Brazil

  • Federica Doni - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  • Sonia Seixas - UNICAMP, Brazil

  • Gricelda Herrera - Universidad Peninsula de Santa Elena, Ecuador

  • Luis Vargas - Universidad de Chile, Chile

  • Osiris Cancilieri Júnior - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • Paulo Cruz Filho - Sistema B, Brazil

  • Guilherme Francisco Frederico - UFPR, Brazil

  • Cecilia M. V. B. Almeida - Journal of Cleaner Production and UNIP, Brazil

  • Luciana Londero Brandli, UPF, Brazil

  • David Chavez - PUCP, Perú

  • Danielle Denes - Universidade Positivo, Brazil

  • Pablo Cortinez - Fund. Vida Silvestre Argentina - UCEMA, Argentina


  • Dr. Mihaela Sima, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, Romania


  • Matheus Ramos Hamerschmidt - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • Pablo Lucas Carpejani Farias de Lima - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • Moriel Savagnago – Universidade Positivo, Brazil

  • Bárbara Maria Fritzen Gomes - Universidade de Passo Fundo, Brazil

  • Janaina Camile Pasqual Lofhagen - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  • João Henrique Paulino Pires Eustachio – Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

  • German-Brazilian Science and Technology Network (GERBRAS-SCIENCENET)