In 2011, the BNDES began to systematically monitor its performance taking into consideration financing related to fostering sustainability, which includes financial support for projects that generate social and environmental benefits for Brazilian society. It is important to emphasize that these indicators were created to gauge the BNDES’ efforts regarding other national and international development financial institutions, with the purpose of establishing partnerships and alignments that enhance the Bank’s contributions to sustainable development.
In this sense, social development, green economy and climate change indicators are presented. We clarify that there are types of projects that are covered in both indicators as they provide both social, as well as environmental benefits, such as sanitation, urban mobility, waste-picker co-operatives, among others.
The BNDES’ disbursements to the green economy and climate change reached R$ 18.5 billion, with emphasis on renewable and hydroelectric energy.
|Renewable energy and energy efficiency||5.7||5.7||6.0||7.1|
|Hydroelectric plants (over 30 MW)||3.7||8.4||6.2||5.2|
|Water and sewage management||0.8||1.6||1.9||1.5|
|Solid waste management||0.2||0.2||0.5||0.5|
|Adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management||-||-||0.1||0.6|
|Urban and regional development||1,781||7,291||7,181||5,180|
|Companies’ social responsibility||32||53||64||104|