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Marcelo Michelsohn


Marcelo Michelsohn

Madron & Michelsohn Consultancy in Organizational Systems, Sustainability Consultant and Process Facilitator

Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marcelo is developing a non-profit association for the advancement of systems thinking and the practice of liberating leadership in organizations. He is working in partnership with Roy Madron, author of the book: Gaian Democracies: redefining globalization and people power, published by Green Books as one of the Schumacher Briefings. Marcelo also works in multi-stakeholder processes of social change together with the Reos Partners‘ office in São Paulo.

In his previous capacity, he worked as Executive Director of Serra Acima, a Brazilian NGO that works to preserve and restore one of the most important pockets of biodiversity in Brazil, the Mata Atlantica, and to help local farmers stop using chemical inputs in their production so they can lower their costs and increase their income by tapping into the organic products market. Before that, he spent eight years at ABN AMRO Bank in São Paulo, Amsterdam, and Chicago implementing the Bank’s sustainability strategy and structures and also working as a social and environmental risk analyst advising the Bank’s credit committee on the risks of financing its global clients.

Marcelo has a BA in Psychology and an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Selected Video
Climate of Hope, produced, with original music, by Marcelo Michelsohn, February 2010

Produced as part of a creative expression session led by Jay Mead. Dedicated to Luna and Regiana.

Updated December 2011.