LATAM Compacts are short-term courses organized for HSG Master students that offer unique insights into Latin American affairs. This course format uses short-term immersion in order to foster skill building, most notably the capacity to adapt to contextual landscapes and situations, to empathize within different cultural contexts, and to create value from sustainable practices. GIMLA believes in equipping the next generation of professionals with more integrative skills, which target at the same time organizational, societal and environmental concerns. From November 3-10, GIMLA organized its first LATAM Compact in Brazil. Conceptualized as a pilot project, HSG students enrolled in the block seminar “Negotiating the Amazon”, offered through the Contextual Studies, and travelled first to São Paulo for introductory lectures during the first two days. The course also counted with the expertize of local guest lecturer Prof. Graziella Comini from USP. The students, then, travelled further to the Rio Negro region, in the Amazon. Active class discussions continued inside a school-boat, which took course participants along the river and in direct contact with Amazonian entrepreneurs, family farmers, and indigenous artisans. They’ve learned about agroforestry initiatives, eco-tourism and handcrafts commerce, and visited a traditional cooking cooperative. Combining classwork, desktop and on-the-ground research, the students produced a final consultancy report – based on the case studies – jointly seeking solutions to some of the challenges the communities themselves have singled out for the sustainable growth of their entrepreneurial endeavours.