We foster sustainable business and innovative financial arrangements, based on analysis and experience, practice, regulation in the short, medium and long term. In addition, we are committed to measuring the impact we generate by structuring an impact measurement and management system.

Our resource allocation is guided and prioritized by this system, from philanthropic actions that strengthen the ecosystem of social and environmental impact businesses, to impact investing, with expected financial returns. The Vale Fund also proposes to prototype innovative financial vehicles and solutions with the possibility of future scale, but which, in the short term, still generate financial returns below the market average, depending on the strategy and the problem in question.

We aim to keep this management in constant alignment with global references that aim to facilitate taxonomy and comparability between experiences such as the proposals formulated by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in its catalog of metrics listed in IRIS+, impact dimensions or classes of assets presented by the Impact Management Project (IMP), in addition to the observation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both in the sphere of the 17 goals, as well as their specific goals

  1. Structured social and environmental impact businesses, generating a financial return and with the potential to gain scale.
  2. Dynamic organizations in the social and environmental impact ecosystem with the organizational capacity to support entrepreneurs at all stages of business development.
  3. Vale employees, organizations and partner companies engaged in the positive social and environmental impact agenda, focusing on a sustainable, fair and inclusive economy.
  4. Financial instruments leveraging resources for the social and environmental impact sector.
  5. Innovative social and environmental impact solutions contributing to Vale’s sustainability commitments regarding the forest and climate change agendas.
  1. Structured value chains for social and environmental products and services.
  2. Financial resources leveraged for forest protection and restoration, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and other sustainability initiatives.
  3. Vale’s 2050 carbon neutrality strategy, involving forest protection and measures to tackle illegal deforestation in the Amazon, social and environmental impact businesses and the formation of a bioeconomy.

Impacts we hope to achieve by 2030

Protected and restored natural ecosystems, enabling the sustainable use of their resources.


Local communities, traditional and forest peoples and farmers working in a cooperative, organized way, generating wealth sustainably from natural resources, with greater access to services and products, boosting the quality of their lives.


A regenerative economy based on the harnessing of natural resources and the fair, egalitarian and equitable distribution of their benefits throughout the value chain.


Vale considering the social and environmental impact business agenda in the transformation of its organizational culture and long-term strategies.

Impact Measurement and Management

GIMPACT is Fundo Vale’s model that will guide the behavior of its strategy and achievement of its results. The model is designed to lay the foundations for Fundo Vale to robustly demonstrate its effective contributions to high-level changes in the short, medium and long terms, mapping which 2025 and 2030 results are being attained to a greater or lesser extent, based on its 2030 Theory of Change.

Impact Report