Felipe Montoro Jens Conquering Waste In Brazil: All It Takes Is Partnership
In order to conquer basic sanitation issues, the government of Brazil has decided to join forces with BNDES (the National Bank for Economic and Social Development.) Edison Carlos, President of Trata Brasil, specializes in sanitation issues and appeared on a recent interview to discuss a new project. He is fully confident that waste will decrease by improving the following: infrastructures, resources, and management. In addition the the aforementioned steps, Felipe Montoro Jens, a highly regarded financier, has been tapped for his expertise in infrastructure, which will add to the effectiveness of the initiative.
In the above-mentioned interview, Edison provided statistics regarding the sanitation issue. He says that 90% of sanitation service in Brazil is per public power. Out of the 90%, 70% uses state-run departments. He believes that both private and public initiatives do not need to exclude one another, but can work together very effectively, if managed properly.
BNDES agreed to create plans fueled by local surveys; Plans will be customized to each area based upon the needs specific location. Jens complained that the water loss in one particular area was so wasteful, it would make it impossible to implement any new initiatives. He reiterates that water conservation is of upmost priority in making these new initiatives a success story.
Edison further explained that just because an organization is efficient on paper, doesn’t mean it is providing the most cost-effective and productive service that it could. A company must incorporate the needs of citizens, as well. That’s why Jens believes that all costs must be watched closely while the new programs go into full swing. Another important aspect, says Edison, is keeping the initial goals at the forefront of decision-making when drafting up contracts, as well involving public agencies involved in all localized inspections.
Both Edison and Jens are optimist about these plans, and Edison is grateful to have Jens by his side; Felipe Montoro Jens is a well-known partner who has ample amounts of expertise to bring to the table. In addition to being an expert in infrastructure, he is a financing and investment savant, as well. He’s held several positions, such as Chief Exectutive Officer of energizer Captaco S.A. and Director of Santo Antonio Energia.
When Jens became involved in the merger between Brazil’s government and BNDES, He did so out of a passion to lower the waste he witnessed around him. He feels that high amounts of waste ultimately lower the economic value of the states. Therefore, He regards this as a beautiful partnership set on combating an urgent situation, and he recommends that it be implemented immediately.