BTG Pactual Board has approved our ESG Global Policy, which sets ESG core principles, and is responsible for the oversight its implementation. The Investment Committee also oversees the responsible investment strategies, adressing ESG issues accordingly. The portfolio managers are responsible for implementing the investment stratgies defined by the Investment Committee and accordingly to the ESG principles defined by the Board of Directors.
BTG Pactual established an ESG structure to ensure ESG Policy implementation, the responsible for this structure, who also is our speakperson for Brazilian Central Bank propose, is a senior partner - Mr. Iuri Rapoport. Mr Rapoport oversight the ESG team and weekly conduct meeting with the team in order to discuss all projects the team have been working on order to be in compliance with our ESG Policy. Iuri Rapoport is statutory Director of BTG Pactual and is based in Sao Paulo. Mr. Rapoport joined Pactual in 1995 and became a partner in 2001. He became Co-Head of the Legal Department in 1999 and General Counsel between 2003 and 2009. He was a Statutory Director responsible for strategic issues from 2008 to 2011 when he left BTG Pactual to assume the position of Chief Operating Officer at Banco Panamericano. In February of 2014 he returned to BTG Pactual as statutory Director to work in the area of operating and strategic issues connected with the Senior Management. Mr. Rapoport holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (with specialization in Business law) from University of São Paulo and also holds a LLM - Master of Laws (International Finance) from King´s College London, University of London.
The ESG team is composed by two specialists in enviornmental matters. Beatriz Freitas is Head of the ESG Department and is also based in São Paulo. Mrs. Freitas joined BTG Pactual in 2015 and received the challenge of implementing our ESG structure, procedures and daily routines aligned to BTG Pactual philosophy. She has almost 10 years of experience in ESG agenda and, prior to joining BTG Pactual’s team, she worked at big Brazilians banks, as Itaú and China Construction Bank with sustainability governance and social and environmental assessments. Mrs. Freitas holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the State University of São Paulo, a degree in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management for the Energy Sector from the University of São Paulo. And, Rafaella Dortas is an ESG analysts and holds a degree in Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a Master on Environmental Management System from University of São Paulo. Prior to joining BTG Pactual, she worked in a relevant law office with environmental due diligences.