Profile: Betsy Torres (Colombia)

ISG 2016 betsy torres
My name is Betsy Torres. I’m from Colombia (Bogotá), I’m Public Account and my undergraduate education is with a double program that includes a Master Degree in Financial Management and also this MBA. I have experience in financial and administration areas but working specially with organizations related with the environment conservation, I think that since my professional skills can contribute with the environment care, so the sustainable development is a topic really interesting for me, actually I took some studies about the evaluation of the environment impact of projects, and now my thesis work is about compensation strategies. To continue with the information about me, I can tell that about the languages that I speak, in this case are Spanish, English (improving), and Portuguese.

On Sustainable Development 

I believe in the importance that the social responsibility has, and I think that sustainable development is one of the topics most important in this case, because, is my understanding that sustainable development is the process to reach development but thinking about the future, taking care about the consequences and trying to create strategies to be sure that all the consequences of this development are good.

I have a lot expectations with this seminar because as is possible to see in my comments, is a topic really important for me, and I hat this can be a good opportunity to know more about. Specifically about the challenges for sustainable development for the mining industry, and design plan s follow-up agreements.

My country and sustainable development

My country is going through a process of signing peace agreements, which are expected to be the first step towards sustainable economic and social development. so this process itself produces many new challenges. Also at this time we are in the process of designing laws that allow the use of natural resources, while ensuring responsible for such use, there is just coming issues such as environmental compensation for my thesis.

About COP 21, yes Colombia is part of the agreement, I think is a first step, now we must think about what is next and how we will work to reach the results expected.



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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, June 2016.

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