BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank
   




Amazon Fund

The BNDES is the manager of the Amazon Fund (Fundo Amazônia), created in 2008 to raise donations earmarked for non-refundable investments in preventing, monitoring and combating deforestation, in addition to the conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon biome forests.

The Amazon Forest is one of the richest areas on the planet in biodiversity and natural resources, concentrating close to 30% of the known species of the planet’s flora and fauna in an area of 5.5 million square kilometers. Its preservation is, therefore, crucial for the ecological balance and is an important factor in the climate changes the planet has been facing.

The Amazon Fund’s main purpose is to promote the protection of this heritage and the sustainable development of the area. In addition to managing the Fund, the BNDES raises funds and selects projects, as well as monitoring progress after they have been contracted.

Projects are supported in areas such as: public forest management and protected areas; control and monitoring, as well as environmental inspection; sustainable forestry management; and economic activities developed from the sustainable use of the forest.

Resources come from donations and net gains from investments.

To know more about the supported projects, donations, conditions for financial support and other information, visit the website.



Recent News  Recent News
05/13/2021
BNDES profit continues to rise and disbursements grow to meet needs during the crisis
R$ 9.8 billion in positive result is over 70% higher than in the first quarter of 2020. Recurring profit, which does not consider extraordinary effects, such as asset sales, is R$ 2.4 billion. More than half of the credit negotiated by BNDES went to green economy and social development. Project Factory advances with sanitation in Rio and other projects
03/12/2021
BNDES supported more than 460,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises in 2020 and had a record profit of R$ 20.7 billion
For the first time, BNDES disbursed more to small- and medium-sized companies than to large ones. Total disbursement reached R$ 64.9 billion and grew 17% when compared to 2019