Petrobras announces that its Board of Directors has approved the 2013-2017 Business & Management Plan (2013-17 BP)
Petrobras Argentina announces that it was notified by the Civil and Commercial Court No. 2 of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, regarding the interdiction of its refinery, located in this city. The company states that it has complied with all requirements of the competent authorities and operates in compliance with the environmental standards.
Petrobras is one of the highlights of the recently launched Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Emerging Markets (DJSI Emerging Markets). The index has been introduced this year and consists of 69 companies from 12 countries and 37 economic sectors. Petrobras is among the five largest companies which make up a 5.69% share of the index.
During a meeting held today (Feb. 9), our Board of Directors elected Maria das Graças Silva Foster as CEO of Petrobras, replacing current CEO José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, who shall remain in office until next Monday (Feb. 13), when the new CEO will be inaugurated.
Innovation, technology, digital culture, creativity and inspiration, on a conversation with the Brazilian artist who left the countryside of Bahia (Northeast of Brazil) and conquered the world with his music
Petrobras’ growth stimulates its production chain and boosts the energy sector’s economy in Brazil and abroad.
In his book “Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology”, the economist Henry Chesbrough created, in 2003, the term “open innovation” to explain how corporations can seek outside ideas to assist in their development as well as sharing the innovations themselves. These days, Chesbrough is the Executive Director of the Open Innovation Center at the Haas School of Business, at the University of Berkeley (USA) and travels all over the world to propagate his concepts. “The trend has taken off in the last few years”, he told Petrobras Magazine.
Flying rivers – currents of air that carry water vapor from the Amazon Rainforest to the interior of Brazil – are being studied in a pioneer project that brings together adventure, science and education.
' In general, in our minds, innovation appears to occur almost by chance. Imagine that all of a sudden someone has a brilliant idea and everything just falls into place. This may even be true, but many companies have found that this is not attributable merely to chance. Innovation is the result of processes, focus and corporate culture. The development of a continuous sense of innovation among their collaborators appears to be a priority for the majority of companies these days, regardless of size or the specific sector in which they are involved. Genuine and continuous innovation in the workplace requires certain basic preconditions, one of which is diversity – diversity in its widest sense. I am referring to diversity of thinking, behavior, education, age, experience, color, race, sex and culture.'
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How can a corporation take advantage of innovative ideas that appear outside its domains? Through the open innovation, large and small companies share knowledge and develop joint technologic solutions to accelerate their own evolution.