Green Business Race
Eight Brazilian companies are in the national decision of the Global Green Business Ideas Competition, the ClimateLaunchpad. Three advance to the next stage. Learn more about all of them!
Eight Brazilian businesses are competing for the Global Green Business Ideas Competition, the ClimateLaunchpad, which seeks solutions to problems caused by climate change. There will be three spaces destined for the country in the next stage of the selection process, which will take place just before the final of the project – in this phase, initiatives from 55 other countries join in the dispute. In 2019, Brazil was represented in the global final by the startups Green Mining, Programa Mais and Global Forest Bond in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
The innovative ideas, in addition to competing for the prize of 10,000 euros, are also submitted to investors around the world, who are increasingly interested in the sector. In Brazil, the competition is being co-organized by Climate Ventures, an innovation platform to accelerate the regenerative and low carbon economy in Brazil, with support from iCS, Pipe.Social, the Vale Fund and Cargill.
Learn about the eight national finalists for 2020, as described by ClimaTempo.
Platform that records the mileage traveled by people who use the bicycle as a means of transport. This is transformed into a carbon credit, which is sold on the voluntary market and part of the amount is transferred to the users.
The user who travels around the city or uses any type of alternative transport accumulates points that can be exchanged in local stores. This encourages both walking and reducing the use of polluting vehicles in the city.
Web and mobile platform that allows the connection to producers and consumers of renewable/sustainable energy, with the digitalization of the purchase and sale of energy credits.
Recovery of degraded pastures through the implementation of a regenerative system based on dairy farming and cumbaru [dipteryx alata], a nut-bearing tree native to the Brazilian Cerrado.
Meli develops meliponicultural activities [stingless beekeeping] with a focus on traditional and rural communities in the most devastated regions of the Amazon region, protecting the forest and developing reforestation projects.
100% Brazilian biodegradable sanitary napkin, which reduces the impact caused by the 500 years of decomposition of the ordinary sanitary napkin and employs women in its production.
Business platform with a replicable model of large-scale agroforestry systems that associates attractive profitability with positive socio-environmental impacts.
Urban drainage system that is capable of increasing the area of permeability of the soil in paved areas, thereby reducing the risk of flooding.