The studies assess alternatives to leverage Brazil’s transition into a green economy.

The Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) has recently published new studies in partnership with the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban). The studies assess alternatives to leverage Brazil’s transition into a green economy – and especially the role of the National Financial System (SFN) in such transition.

Entitled “Risks and opportunities associated to natural capital for the financial sector”, the purpose of the study is to analyze the risks and opportunities of financial transactions in sectors with intense use of natural capital (resources such as water, soil, minerals, forests, and biodiversity, and ecosystem services, such as pollination and regulation of air quality). The study identifies trends, progress and challenges to control deforestation in soy, wood and palm oil production chains, pointing out the risks and opportunities of transactions within these sectors via the banking sector, in order to strengthen agriculture and livestock based on social and environmental responsibility criteria.

The “Financing Forest Recovery” study analyzes the economic and financial feasibility of financing models for forest recovery activities in Brazil, covering the states of Sao Paulo, Parana and Mato Grosso, and the productive activities of livestock, sugarcane and soy. The study also focused on family agriculture under a multiple cropping system.

“Sustainable buildings and energy efficiency”, in turn, introduces a set of proposals in order for the SFN to be able to increase the amount of funds used to finance projects that promote energy efficiency.

Go to the website to download the studies.

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