Dona Bertarelli received the Corporate Citizenship Award from the Wilson Center

At a dinner Gala on March 8, 2022, in Miami, Florida, the Wilson Center and its Latin American Program and Brazil Institute honoured four outstanding individuals with the Award for Corporate Citizenship:  Dona Bertarelli, Philanthropist and Champion for Ocean Protection; Guilherme Leal, Founder and Co-Chair, Natura; Paula Santilli, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Latin America; and David Vélez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nubank. Clemencia Carabalí, Founder, Asociación de Mujeres Afrodescendientes del Norte del Cauca, will be honored with the Wilson Award for Public Service.

Dona Bertarelli said: “I am truly honoured to have received the “Corporate Citizenship” award from The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. This award honours all those who have dedicated their lives to the ocean – ocean heroes who inspire me every single day: my team, my partners, local NGOs, political leaders and my family, who has always believed and me and been supportive of my projects, even the ones that seemed impossible at first.”

Dona was introduced by “Her Deepness”, Dr Sylvia Earle, and during the Gala, a surprise video from Climate Envoy John Kerry was screened, congratulating Dona for her work in ocean conservation.

About the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision-makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.

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