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Edition 8 – July – 2022
Biotech startup is first portfolio company of fund supported by Fundo Vale
Ages Bioactive, which develops and sells highly functional natural bioactive compounds from the Amazon biome, is the first portfolio company of the Forest and Climate Fund, created by venture capital firm KPTL. In 2021, Fundo Vale selected KPTL to launch and manage this fund. It is now a strategic partner of KPTL. Ages Bioactive will receive R$3 million in its first investment round, and over the next two years it may receive as much as R$8 million.
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Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal
NoCarbon’s booth at Bio Brazil Fair proves a hit

NoCarbon, a brand belonging to Caaporã, took part in Bio Brazil Fair, the country’s leading trade show for organic and natural products. Fundo Vale is a major supporter and financier of the company.
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Pre-selected businesses can compose Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal portfolio

Three businesses have been preselected to can compose Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal portfolio: Tomé-Açu Mixed Farming Cooperative (CAMTA); Futuro Florestal; and Radix Investimentos.
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INOCAS wins 2022 Brazilian SDG Strategy Award

INOCAS, a company that uses pasturelands to plant macaúba palm trees as part of silvopastoral systems in partnership with farmers, came first in the Private Sector category in the 2022 Brazilian SDG Strategy Awards. INOCAS is a part of Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal portfolio.
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Do you know what an agroforestry system is?

“Nosso Impacto” (“Our Impact”), a podcast about relations between people and the environment, invited Valmir Ortega, the CEO of Belterra Agroflorestas – a business that is part of Vale’s 2030 Forest Goal portfolio – to talk about agroforestry systems.
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Fundo Vale’s Partnerships
Winners of 8th ICE Academic Awards announced

The Institute for Business Citizenship (ICE) has announced the winners of this year’s ICE Academic Awards, which are designed to encourage and recognize academic papers written by higher education students regarding impact investing and impact businesses across Brazil.
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Alliance for Impact Investing and Businesses launches platform

By October, this organization, supported by Fundo Vale, will launch an online platform called “Investir com Impacto” (“Investing with Impact”), which will compile information about purposeful and impact investment opportunities in Brazil.
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Amazon at Home, Intact Forest runs booth at Natural Tech

The Amazon at Home, Intact Forest movement, which helps the Amazon’s social and biological diversity products access markets, ran a booth at Natural Tech, Brazil’s largest trade show for natural products, supported by Fundo Vale.
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CEO of AMAZ talks about zero carbon economy on podcast

Mariano Cenamo, co-founder of the Amazon Conservation and Sustainable Development Institute (Idesam) and Amazon Impact Accelerator (AMAZ), which is financed by Fundo Vale, recently took part in the “Economia do Futuro” (“Economy of the Future”) podcast, which interviews pioneers in the transformation to a zero carbon economy.
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What is…
… regenerative agriculture?

This means crop farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse the effects of climate change by rebuilding soil’s organic matter and restoring its biodiversity, resulting in both reduced carbon emissions and an improved water cycle.
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Fundo Vale Presents
Fundo Vale participates in ExpoAmazônia BIO&TIC 2022

Between June 30 and July 2, Manaus hosted ExpoAmazônia BIO&TIC 2022, one of the biggest bioeconomy, information technology and communication events in northern Brazil. Patricia Daros, Fundo Vale’s director, took part in a panel discussion called “Philanthropic Capital and Impact Investing: Future Vision for the Amazon’s Bioeconomy”.
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Fundo Vale, in partnership with Vale Natural Reserve, was present at the 27th edition of the Horticulture, Protected Cultivation and Intensive Crops Technical Exhibition (Hortitec), Latin America’s biggest horticultural technical exhibition, in June.
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Sustainable Amazon Forum

The Sustainable Amazon Forum, held in Alter do Chão, Pará, from July 6 to 8, and sponsored by Vale, sought to mobilize representatives of different social segments to coordinate initiatives to promote a fair and sustainable Amazon. Fundo Vale was present at the event.
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Final heat of Forest Inventory Technology Challenge

The Technology Challenge, an initiative organized by the Brazilian Micro and Small Enterprise Support Service (SEBRAE) and agricultural organization Faeb/Senar, and sponsored by Fundo Vale, took place on July and had three finalist startups: Sucupira Agroflorestas/Courageous Land, Treevia and Busca Terra.
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Fundo Vale Recommends
New “Tempo Quente” podcast on Rádio Novelo

“Tempo Quente” (“Hot Times”), an original podcast by Rádio Novelo, presented by journalist Giovana Girardi, discusses the climate emergency and asks what may change the situation. 
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Amazon at Home, Intact Forest movement issues manifesto

Amazon at Home, Intact Forest, a movement supported by Fundo Vale, recently launched a video manifesto to raise people’s awareness of the wealth of the planet’s biggest tropical forest.
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Meta-analysis of studies related to Amazon biodiversity

World-Transforming Technologies, with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute for Climate and Society, recently performed a meta-analysis based on the Amazon’s social and biological diversity.
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Fundo Vale in the Media
Capital Reset | Forest and Climate Fund
Exame Magazine | Forest and Climate Fund
O Globo | Forest and Climate Fund
Broadcast | Forest and Climate Fund
Página 22 | Amazon at Home, Intact Forest
Projeto Draft | Manioca
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