Board of Director has approved BTG Pactual ESG Global Policy, which sets ESG core principles and guidance. the Board is responsible for the oversight of ESG Policy and its implementation. The Investment Committee also oversees the responsible investment strategies, adressing ESG issues accordingly to each strategy. The portfolio managers are responsible for implementing the investment stratgies defined by the Investment Committee and accordingly to the ESG principles set on ESG Policy.
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 specialists in environmental 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 10 years of experience in financial sector, always leading with ESG. Prior to join BTG Pactual team, she worked at big banks, as Itaú Bank and also China Construction Bank in sustainability and ESG risk assessment areas. Mrs. Freitas holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the State University of São Paulo, a bachelor’s 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.
Rafaella Dortas is an ESG associate director 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.