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Annual Report 2023

BVRIO ANNUAL REPORT 23 EN-fin (4) BVRio is a non-profit organisation working at the intersection of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our mission is to design and promote innovative market-based solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment and people.

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Digitising Mozambique’s waste supply chain

Work has concluded on a study to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa. The study, and pilot roll-out of the KOLEKT digital waste management app, was conducted in Mozambique with funding provided by the European Union Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) programme, […]

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RCF wins Impact initiative of the year: Latin America and Caribbean

We are pleased to report that the Responsible Commodities Facility, created by BVRio Strategic Partner, Sustainable Investment Management (SIM), has won the Environmental Finance ‘Impact initiative of the year: Latin America and Caribbean’ award. The awards are judged by an independent panel and seek to recognise and reward the work of impact investors everywhere and […]

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BVRio joins Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market

At an event at COP28, BVRio signed a multilateral MoU, along with other organisations, to mark the formation of Asia’s first alliance for the expansion of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), a technology-based, pre-trade carbon credit market called the ‘Environmental Protection Credit Market’ (EPCM), led by SK Group. Other participants in this multilateral MoU include […]

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BVRio and SIM at COP28

BVRio Director, Pedro Moura Costa, and SIM Director, Investor Relations, Steven Ripley will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai next week and will participate in a number of events related to forest protection, sustainable agriculture and the circular economy.  To request a meeting with Pedro during the COP please email info@bvrio.org […]

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BVRio delivers joint position on Minimum Requirements of Verified Plastic Recovery Units at INC-3

Next week, BVRio will be in Nairobi participating in the UNEP Third Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3) meeting, which aims to develop an international legally binding instrument – a Global Treaty – on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. As a long term advocate for, and developer of, solutions which support and include informal waste […]

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Trash Tech – how a mobile app for recycling, that doesn’t even require the user to have a phone, is helping waste pickers grow their income and their business

Over the last 18 months in Brazil, Vietnam and Mozambique, informal waste pickers have been using smartphone technology to coordinate the sale of recyclable waste, resulting in increased income for themselves and improved recycling rates in the cities where they operate. There are an estimated 20+ million informal waste pickers in the world, living mostly […]

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Deforestation risk assessment tool hits 11,000 searches in first three months

BVRio’s new free soy production map and tool for assessing deforestation and conversion of native vegetation at the farm level for production areas in the Brazilian Cerrado region, has seen over 11,000 searches conducted in its first three months, by 1,400 unique users.  “The speed at which this tool has been used is fantastic, and […]

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BVRio joins knowledge exchange mission to foster plastic circularity in Brazil

Last week, BVRio participated in a crucial international mission in Europe, at the invitation of the Circular Plastics in The Americas Program (CPAP) – Brazil & Colombia. BVRio joined the high-profile Brazilian delegation that included experts from the public and private sectors. The primary focus of the mission was to engage in discussions about opportunities […]

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