Partnership between the organizations to promote innovation related to forests and climate in Brazil was highlighted on the UpLink digital platform 

Paulo Tomazela, co-founder and manager of KPTL; and Gustavo Luz, Fundo Vale and equity stakes manager, Vale (photo: Bruna Tassi / Fundo Vale publicity photo) 

Fundo Vale and KPTL are now classified within the group of “Top Investors” on the World Economic Forum’s UpLink platform. This initiative aims to promote open innovation globally to accelerate solutions to the most pressing global challenges, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The partnership between KPTL and Fundo Vale is a strategic collaboration created to foster ventures with positive social and environmental impacts. This alliance resulted in the creation of the Forest and Climate Fund, which will invest R$200 million by 2027 in startups that develop businesses and technologies capable of scaling up forest restoration projects and increasing efficiency in the certification of carbon credits. Fundo Vale’s role in the partnership is to co-structure the fund, support impact measurement and evaluation, analyze identified companies and make connections with actors in the impact ecosystem. 

This is the second time that Fundo Vale has been recognized on a World Economic Forum platform. It recently joined the 1 Trillion Trees initiative (1t.org), which aims to mobilize the global community to conserve, restore and cultivate 1 trillion trees by 2030. It was included because of Fundo Vale’s role in Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal, which seeks to protect and restore 500,000 hectares of habitat in Brazil. 

About UpLink  

UpLink is a digital platform developed in partnership with Salesforce and Deloitte. Its purpose is to act as an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs, investors and experts to promote innovations with a positive impact in areas such as the environment, health, education, the circular economy and water management. The platform identifies and supports promising entrepreneurs, offering visibility, access to networks and funding opportunities. 

Since its launch in 2020, the platform has brought together more than 46,000 users and received more than 3,500 solutions via 34 innovation challenges, recognizing 265 Top Innovators that are receiving support to grow their businesses​.