Boston, MA, 13 December 2021 – FCLTGlobal today announced its partnership with Votorantim S.A., the centenarian Sao Paulo-based family-owned investment company. Becoming the first Latin American member, Votorantim joins FCLTGlobal’s network of more than seventy leading investors and companies who work to advance the organization’s mission focusing capital on the long term to support a sustainable and prosperous economy.
FCLTGlobal is a Boston-based non-profit organization that produces research and tools that promote long-term investment and business strategies. Its members are leading companies and investors worldwide that contribute to its original research and participate in bespoke knowledge-sharing programming.
“Since our founding, Votorantim has been committed to long term investments anchored on our values of integrity, collaboration and courage. It is an honor to now join FCLTGlobal, an international reference on long-term thinking about sustainable investing, and its committed member network”, said João Schmidt, CEO at Votorantim. “We are thrilled to represent Brazil and Latin America in such important debates, bringing light to matters related to the communities and markets in which we operate, and look forward to engaging with like-minded partners on initiatives that drive long term positive impact for all our stakeholders.”
Votorantim is a permanently capitalized investment holding company, with a long-term investment approach that aligns superior financial returns to positive social and environmental impacts. Its portfolio companies operate in nineteen countries in the building materials, banking, renewable energy, metals and mining, orange juice, infrastructure and real estate industries. Votorantim is part of a select group of Brazilian companies with investment grade ratings by the three main rating agencies: Moody´s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.
“As a family-owned business with more than one hundred years of experience, Votorantim brings a unique vantage point to the discussion on long-term decision-making. We’re thrilled to welcome them into the FCLTGlobal community and look forward to working with them to advance our shared mission of realizing a more prosperous and sustainable global economy,” said Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer of FCLTGlobal.
With 103 years of history, Votorantim is a Brazilian family-owned company with a long-term investment approach. Its portfolio companies operate in 19 countries and in different economic sectors in the building materials, banking, renewable energy, metals and mining, orange juice, infrastructure and real estate industries. To learn more, visit www.votorantim.com.br/en/.
FCLTGlobal’s mission is to focus capital on the long term to support a sustainable and prosperous economy. We are a non-profit organization whose members are leading companies and investors worldwide that develops actionable research and tools to drive long-term value creation for savers and communities. Please visit www.fcltglobal.org to learn more.
For FCLTGlobal: Ross Parker, [email protected], +1 508 667 5451
For Votorantim: Alessandra Tucci, [email protected], +55 11 99658 8273