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DE&I and AI within sustainability

December 12 2023
9:30 am BRT - Brazil Time (UTC -3:00)

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DE&I and AI within sustainability


The issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) within sustainability practices, are some of the hot topics in the legal market.

To talk about this topic, with a focus on legal practice, Fernanda Stefanelo, Tatiana Sasson, Lucas Tuffi and Darius Johnson, will take part in a virtual meeting. The event will cover best practices for legal departments to take advantage of AI’s ability to process large amounts of data with speed and precision, which can contribute to sustainability and compliance reporting, as it allows for efficient data analysis and interpretation, as well as how the use of artificial intelligence can increase the protection of aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion and sustainability.

The event will be an opportunity to better understand topics such as the presence of women in leadership positions and the role of AI in promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as understanding the impact of ESG attributes and their advantages for building a diverse and inclusive work environment that is committed to sustainability.


Darius Johnson, Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Darius Johnson guides organizations and their senior leaders to engage their diverse stakeholder landscape and unlock the promise of enhanced business results through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. He uses his expertise in change management, communications, employee engagement, organizational capability and leadership enablement to maximize the value organizations can create with strategic DE&I focus.

With more than 20 years of global experience spanning over a dozen countries, Darius has a long track record of success across multiple industry sectors, including Telecommunications, Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Public Sector. He has served as a trusted advisor to numerous senior leaders seeking to engage and empower their people during times of intense change. Through strategy development, program implementation, workshop and training facilitation, crisis response and stakeholder engagement he has served as an expert voice on a broad range of DE&I topics in the board room and C-suite. Darius’ extensive global experience has given him a deep appreciation for multiple dimensions of diversity, above and beyond the traditional group identity dynamics which often drive the discussion.

Darius holds a B.A. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University and a Global Executive M.B.A from INSEAD Business School. He is a certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner and ExperienceChange Facilitator.

Fernanda Stefanelo, Partner at Demarest

Partner in Demarest’s Environmental and ESG practice áreas, Fernanda Stefanelo holds a master’s degree in Environmental Law from Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS), a specialization degree in Environmental Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), a specialization degree in Environmental Resource Management and Energy Business from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Faculdades Integradas Toledo. Fernanda also completed the “European Community Environmental Law” and “Comparative USA – China Environmental Law” courses from Vermont Law School, in the United States. In addition, she concluded the “Law and ESG: Corporate Governance and Socioenvironmental Compliance” from PUC-SP. She has acted as a speaker regarding topics that involve environmental law, ESG (especially licensing), contaminated areas, energy, the Forestry Code, the National Policy on Solid Waste and reverse logistics, environmental liability, among others.

Lucas Tuffi, CSO and CMO at Agrotools

Lucas Tuffi is a partner at Agrotools, a leading company in digital solutions for agribusiness. For nearly a decade, Lucas was in charge of the commercial area, working in different positions, including CCO (Chief Commercial Officer). He is currently the head of M&A initiatives, strategic partnerships and internationalization, and is Agrotools’ CSO (Chief Strategy officer). Tuffi also holds the position of CMO (Chief Marketing officer).

Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), is certified by the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA) and attended the Singularity University Executive Program in Silicon Valley, California. Tuffi is also an investor in Styme, a restaurant digitalization startup that was selected and invested in the Shark Tank Brasil program and sold to Oi Menu, which he continues to invest in. He is also an investor in SeuDin, a benefits and corporate financial education startup.

Tatiana Sassom, Partner at McKinsey

Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Sustainability and Organizational practice areas, Tatiana Sasson holds a Master in Business and Administration from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a specialization degree in Finance from COPPEAD – UFRJ, and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ). Tatiana co-leads the Brazilian Initiative for Voluntary Carbon Market and has served multiple clients on topics related to carbon markets, decarbonization and diversity & inclusion. She has acted as a speaker regarding topics that involve carbon markets, ESG and diversity & inclusion, among others.

Celso Báez do Carmo Filho, Associate at Demarest

Graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 2011, Celso focuses on labor consulting. Amongst his regular clients he advises companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, chemical and paints industry. He also regularly advises important Brazilian players such as EY, Nouryon, Sherwin-Williams, Dell, Google, Nike, among others.

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