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Marcelo de Andrade – Pro-Natura

marcello.jpgDr. Marcelo Carvalho de Andrade, Ph.D., is a Co-Founder, Partner, and Principal at Earth Capital Partners LLP. He is responsible for business development in Latin America. He covers global external relations. He has extensive networks with institutional investment, agriculture and sustainability communities in Latin America and is responsible for deal origination in Brazil. With over 29 years of experience in the sustainability sector, Dr. de Andrade worked as head consultant and manager of several large-scale projects in sustainable development for large corporations, governments and multilateral agencies.

Previously, he founded Pro-Natura International (headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and Paris), one of the first international sustainability organizations in the Southern Hemisphere, which promotes sustainable development and conservation projects in more than 58 countries on all continents. He was also a Co-Founder of Fundo Terra Capital, the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in biodiversity businesses in the private sector, the Axial Bank / Axial Par, a financial institution in South America that promotes investments in the sustainable development sector and Eco Carbon, specializing in aspects of forestry engineering and carbon sinks in agriculture.

He is also a founder of SCG, a multinational consulting company dedicated to social management and the approach of environmental problems and of the impact of mining companies. He was the 1997 recipient of the George and Cynthia Mitchell International Prize for Sustainable Development, which is equivalent to the Nobel Prize for the sustainable development area. In 2005, he was elected to preside over Earth Council Alliance, an organization created from the legacy of Maurice Strong, the UN s Sub-Secretary General. Dr. de Andrade is also a Member of CONCEC, Counterpart International, and Earth Restoration Corps.

He holds a Ph.D. He graduated in Medicine from Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro. Pro­Natura is tackling the social, economic and environmental problems that face rural communities in the Developing World. The aim is to provide viable economic alternatives to those people struggling to make a living from imperiled environments.

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Pro­Natura is tackling the social, economic and environmental problems that face rural communities in the Developing World. The aim is to provide viable economic alternatives to those people struggling to make a living from imperiled environments.

 

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