Antonio Vives keynote speaker
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Infrastructure Finance (Public Private Partnerships)
Antonio Vives is Principal Associate at Cumpetere, a consulting firm on sustainability and infrastructure finance and Consulting Professor at Stanford University. He is the only foreign member of the Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission PIAC of the State of California. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel on Sustainability Reporting of multinationals CEMEX and Abengoa and a member of the Committee of Experts on CSR of Fundación Carolina in Madrid.
Vives has written extensively on corporate social responsibility. In 2011 he published two books: Mirada Crítica a la Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa en Iberoamérica (Cumpetere) and La Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa en América Latina: Manual para la gestión (Inter-American Development Bank). He writes a popular blog on CSR in Spanish, Una mirada crítica a la responsabilidad social de la empresa en Iberoamérica. www.cumpetere.blogspot.com, reproduced in more than 10 countries in Latin America and Spain. He has published many articles in recognized magazines and academic journals.He has also written many articles on infrastructure finance. His most recent publications are „Financial Structuring of Infrastructure Projects in Public Private Partnerships”, published by the IDB, “The Economics and Finance of Water” presented by the World Bank at the Expo2008 in Zaragoza, Spain and “Selecting infrastructure delivery modalities: No time for ideology or semantics” published in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
Before founding Cumpetere, Vives was Manager of the Sustainable Development Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB. He was with the IDB in various capacities for 28 years. Most recently his expertise has been devoted to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, business climate, infrastructure finance, financial market development and micro and SME finance in emerging economies. He was a member of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of the Bank for 25 years, 15 of which as Vice-Chairman.
He was also a member of the two international panels on water finance led by Michel Camdessus and Angel Gurría. Has has given more than 100 lectures at international conferences.
Antonio Vives has been a professor at the IESA Graduate School of Management in Venezuela, and at the graduate business schools of Carnegie Mellon, George Washington and Virginia Tech universities in the United States.
Vives holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
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