Rodrigo Tavares

Founder and President of the Granito Group

Founder and President of the Granito Group, a global holding company devoted to the impact economy that owns the investment bank Granito & Capital, the consulting firm Granito & Partners, and the think-tank Impact Economy Foundation. He holds over 15 years of experience in government and international organizations working with foreign affairs and economic cooperation. From 2011 to 2014 served as Head of the São Paulo State Government's Office of Foreign Affairs. His academic path includes the universities of Harvard (Senior Research Fellow), Columbia (Research Fellow on a postdoc grant), Gothenburg (Ph.D.) and California, Berkeley (Visiting Research Fellow). Author of 4 books, including “Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players” (Oxford University Press, 2016). In 2017 he was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Cities and Urbanization

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Global Governance

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