Environmental Sustainability Meeting


On May 6, 2016, in the building El Cubo of Colsubsidio, the sustainability meeting led by CECODES and Colsubsidio took place. The event enabled to share sustainability experiences from various sectors and how everybody supports and innovates to increase sustainable development from private businesses.

Jaime Moncada, director of Natural Capital of CECODES, was responsible for opening the session by stating, “It’s important to talk in these days about eco-efficiency, in which the production sector aims at a cleaner production, with an analysis of the water cycle.”

Additionally, Edgar Solano, design manager of Construcciones Planificadas, showed the successful case of El Cubo (iconic building in Bogotá, Colombia, because of its environmental structure). He began his presentation by demonstrating the importance that projects today are flexible, change-adaptable and contributing to the country’s environmental sustainability.

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) was represented by Javier Mantilla, strategic advisor, and Rodrigo Calderón, director of the Manos al Agua project, who explained that the coffee institutions have a strong representation across the country and that, through the Manos al Agua project, have contributed to climate-adaptable agriculture.

Rodrigo Calderón, director of Manos al Agua, presented the initiative, which seeks to protect the river basins of 25 municipalities in five departments of the country (Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Cauca, Caldas, and Nariño). He also said that the project promotes community participation that leads to ecosystem protection in coffee sectors, all this supported by professionals who work together with communities to generate welfare in the territories.