Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs
Protecting the planet and the people

Sustainable Growth via Responsible Capital

Igarapé Institute
South America

Illicit forest economies and environmental crime are taking a heavy toll on the environment, as well as on the lives and livelihoods of those who dwell in the Amazon. The Igarapé Institute addresses these issues by not only shedding light on the ecosystem of environmental crime in the region, but also by strengthening governance and partnerships, and enabling sustainable development solutions. We believe it is possible to transform the concept of economic opportunity in the Amazon, and attract responsible capital from financial institutions that recognize their role in mitigating social and environmental risks, and the opportunities presented by solutions such as reforestation, agroforestry, carbon credit markets, and sustainable tourism. Through research and the development of digital tools, we aim to capture what is actually happening on-the-ground, both for better and for worse.