Fernando Perez de Britto has extensive experience in ESG+R, analytics, artificial intelligence and decision support solutions for private organizations, where he has a master's degree in the area.
Since 2002, founder and CEO of AI Systems Research (AISR), an impact, innovation and high technology hub focused mainly on strategic planning, decision processes based on data analysis, simulation and analysis of scenarios, risk management and compliance, innovation management, and resource allocation optimization. He is responsible for AISR's socioenvironmental initiative "Making Smart Cities" based on the UN concept of Coherence.
Member of the Global Board of the UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE) since 2017 and current Vice-Chair, and Co-Chair Emeritus of the UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (SEM). UN Sasakawa Award (2019).
Previously, Co-Chair of the UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (SEM) (2019-2021), and Advisory Board Member of the UNDRR ARISE (2015-2017).
Disaster risk reduction activities
Since 2014, Fernando Britto has been responsible for the "Making Smart Cities" initiative presented at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai in 2015, that is dedicated to make cities smarter and more resilient by supporting the development and implementation of Local Resilience Plans and of integrated strategies and planning considering the Sendai Framework, the SDGs, the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Agenda for Humanity. Together with Campinas Civil Defense, the initiative received the 2019 UN Sasakawa Award. Today the initiative impacts more than 40 million people.