ANNUAL REPORT 2019
In its second year, the Parnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) keeps presenting significative results. The PPA was essential in the development of the Althelia Biodiversity Fund (ABF) an investment impact fund which will focus in the Amazon. Besides that, 15 new impact businesses were select to the PPA Acceleration Program new cycle. The PPA also welcomed 12 new companies, totaling 39 organizations in the Platform.
This report shows the main results of the Platform, demonstrating private sector leadership.
SUSTAINABLE USE OF PRIVATE LAND
The "Socialenvironmental use of private land: diagnosis and perspectives for the sustainability of land use" was produced by PPA´s working group on Territories. It showcases how the private sector can contribute to sustainable development and biodiversity conservation in the Amazon through territorial development. Read here in Portuguese.
CORPORATE PURCHASE IN PARA STATE - CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO FOSTERING LOCAL VALUE CHAINS
The study describes the landscape of corporative purchase and the identification of opportunities for local value chains and it is one of the first results of the PPA Working Group on Markets. Read it in Portuguese.
INVESTING IN DEVELOPMENT - MODELS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR PRIVATE RESOURCE ALOCATION IN COMMUNITIES AND TERRORITORIES
The study is the result of the theme group on Territories, and seeks to understand the ways private companies invest in the communities they work on. It mapped such initiatives in the Amazon and selected five for further study. Read more in Portuguese.
Annual Report 2018
The Partnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) recently released its 2018 annual report, demonstrating tangible results, in both English and Portuguese . The PPA is a private-sector led platform made up of companies and institutions that are seeking innovative joint solutions for conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon. USAID supports the PPA, under the PCAB, and is proud to be a strategic partner to such a fast-growing and impact oriented alliance.
Pathways for Sustainable Development in the Amazon
The Manaus Free trade zone is among major sustainablity policies in Brazil, and one with the best socialenvironmental benefits. The study analyses how tax breaks in the Free Trade can help drive sustainable development in the Amazon.
Challenges and opportunities for Amazon impact investment
A comprehensive study identifying investment mechanisms, types of enterprises, value chains, obstacles and investment opportunities for impact business in the Brazilian Amazon was launched by SITAWI – a PCAB partner, during the First Forum of Impact Investment and Sustainable Business in the Amazon.
Among the challenges listed is the scarcity of credit for investments, of risk limited government support, the lack of support systems such as incubators and accelerators, as well as logistical difficulties, training for entrepreneurs, and bureaucracy.
On the opportunities side, there is a strong presence of institutions connected to social and environmental issues in the region: civil society organizations, donors, financiers and government can serve as the base to support and develop impact businesses. There is also high potential for value-chain creation, as is the case of Brazil nuts. The study also identified room for more capacity building of entrepreneurs and growth of this service sector.