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 or to arrange a discussion with Steven regarding SIM’s Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF) zero deforestation soy initiative please email

Pedro and Steven will be at the conference from 1 to 10 December and actively participate in the following sessions:


4 December

Session: Financial Markets Roadmap for Transforming the Global Food System
Location: FAO Pavilion
Time: 11:00-12:00
Participation: Panellist

Session: Unlocking Sustainable Land Use and Adaptation Investments for Climate Action
Location: UNEP Pavilion
Time: 11:45-12:30
Participation: Panellist

Session: ISWA Climate change and waste management
Location: ISWA Waste Resource Pavilion
Time: PM
Participation: Panellist

Session: Mobilising corporate climate action through high-integrity voluntary carbon markets, hosted by VCMI
Location: TA3 – Pavilion 240, Level 1
Time: 16:45-17:45
Participation: Participant (VCMI Steering Committee)

5 December

Session: Nature Positive Economy reception, World Economic Forum-Tropical Forest Alliance, and ERM
Location: Nature Positive Pavilion
Time: 17:00-19:00
Participation: Participant

6 December

Session: Engage with Oxford Smith School Experts
Location: Live & Online
Time: 09h00 – 10h00 GMT, 13h00 – 14h00 GST
Participation: Participant (live)

9 December

Session: Science Panel for the Amazon: Launch of Policy Briefs: 2) Human Impact on Carbon Emissions, Losses in Ecosystems Services and Finance for Amazon Solutions
Location: WWF Pavilion
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Participation: Presenter

10 December

Session: Food Systems Transformation: Pioneering Financial Innovations and Technical Solution
Location: UNEP Pavilion – Blue Zone
Time: 10.30-11.15
Participation: Presenter