BVRio (Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro – Environmental Exchange of Rio de Janeiro) was originally created with the objective of developing market mechanisms to facilitate compliance with Brazilian environmental laws. The models and approaches developed there have now been adapted to develop market mechanisms, economic tools, and support the development and implementation of environmental initiatives and markets in different countries and regions worldwide.
Our vision is to deliver positive impacts for the economy, environment and people through our work focusing on:
Promoting the trading of legal or certified timber, and agricultural commodities creating transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to this market.
Transparently and sustainably increasing the value of solid waste in support of the circular economy, its informal workers and consumer goods companies.
Supporting climate friendly approaches and the bioeconomy, through policy contributions and green finance.
We want to achieve measurable impact with the work that we do, across three key areas:
The Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF) is an initiative to promote the production and trading of responsible soy and corn in Brazil, by creating a financially sustainable vehicle to provide incentives to farmers and help meet the growing international demand for zero-deforestation supply chains.
PlanaFlor is a National Plan for the Implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code, conceptualised by BVRio and currently under elaboration by a consortium of organisations.
Recognising the importance of the conservation and restoration obligations of the Forest Code, BVRio and partners created SIMFlor - a programme to provide financial support to landowners to conserve existing native vegetation in their land.
The home of BVRio global waste footprint solutions, the Hub incorporates a directory of waste management projects and activities looking for support from companies and investors willing to fund, accelerate and strengthen a more effective and socially-responsible circular economy.
Celebrating 10 years supporting the green economy
In December 2021 we completed our first decade of operation, and we celebrated our success in 2022 by looking back at the difference we made with the help of our partners.A Decade of Innovation
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We cannot achieve our mission alone. In order to deliver lasting and positive impact for the economy, the environment and people, BVRio is seeking funding and delivery partners to join with us.Support Us
Circular Action was invited by the National Waste Agency of Angola to assist with the country’s thinking regarding introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation.
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PlanaFlor is a new strategic plan which sets out a 'Green New Deal' for Brazil based on the full implementation of the Forest Code as a vehicle for the country's sustainable development.
The Kolekt app is now in the hands of various different types of users in Mozambique and Angola, as part of the first phase of the study and pilot project.
Throughout May, BVRio has been leading capacity-building workshops for the workers of the establishments participating in the ‘Circular Beach’ project to contextualise about the plastic waste problem.
Plastic Credits offer a viable solution to the problem of plastic pollution and their use is possible right now, ahead of the anticipated Global Plastics Treaty in 2024.
The Responsible Commodities Facility’s Green CRAs fund was named ‘Structured Finance Deal of the Year’ by IFLR (International Financial Law Review).
Chaired by BVRio’s Beto Mesquita, the milestone decisions were reached at the state’s Forum, the main vehicle for climate governance for State Policy on Climate Governance and Environmental Services.
The environmental impact of the first year of the RCF Cerrado Programme 1 has been calculated, independently verified and published in the first Annual Report.
A collection of twenty preliminary studies contributing to PlanaFlor have been made available for download on the project's website.
Delivered by Circular Action, our project promoting the recycling of plastic waste in Rio de Janeiro through collaboration with waste cooperatives successfully concluded its pilot phase in March.
BVRio will play a pivotal role in benchmarking plastic use and waste on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro , as part of the ‘Circular Beach’ project.