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    BNDES Finances Stem Cell Research Centers / BNDES apoia a centros de pesquisa com células-tronco

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES approves R$ 6.6 million in financing to stem-cell research centers
    The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approved financial support in the amount of R$ 6.6 million to two projects related to the Brazilian Network for Cell Therapy. The non-reimbursable funding is from the BNDES Technology Fund (BNDES Funtec) and will be […]

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    BNDES Aids Atlantic Forest Reforestation / BNDES apoia reflorestamento da Mata Atlântica

    Saturday, June 6th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    The BNDES allocates R$ 15 million in support for Atlantic Forest reforestation projects
    The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is enlarging its policy to foster social and environmental responsibility. This means R$ 15 million support for reforestation projects in the Atlantic Forest Biome. The non-reimbursable funding resources derive from the Bank’s Social […]

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    BNDES Funds Wind Power Project in Piauí

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    The BNDES finances renewable energy project in Piauí

    Pedra do Sal, a wind power plant project, to be conducted under the Brazilian Growth Acceleration Plan, gets R$ 72 million from the Bank

    The BNDES’ Board of Directors approved a R$ 72 million loan to the wind power plant Pedra do Sal, in […]

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    Checking on the Green Protocol

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

    At a ceremony today in which Brazil’s Central Bank joined public and private banks in signing the “Green Protocol” of environmental commitments, Environment Minister Carlos Minc announced that an upcoming meeting with public banks and the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban) will the rules for reporting how banks are meeting their Protocol commitments.  Proper reporting, […]

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    BNDES Finances “Green Polyethylene” Production

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    The BNDES approves financing of R$ 555 million for Braskem to produce sugarcane ethylene and polyethylene

    Ethanol Chemistry Project is the first to be supported by the Bank

    The BNDES approved R$ 555.6 million in financing for Braskem’s innovative project intended to produce sugarcane ethylene and polyethylene. The total investment is of […]

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    BNDES Increases Support to Waste Picker Co-ops in 2009

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES lends R$ 7.4 million to 11 waste-picker recycling cooperatives in 2009

    Entities will contribute to raise the population’s awareness and improve separate garbage collection services

    This year, the BNDES boosted its support to waste-picker recycling cooperatives and approved R$ 7.4 million for 11 institutions. The non-reimbursable funds derive from the Social […]

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    R$101 mil. for Small Hydro in Bahia / R$101 milhões para PCH em Bahia

    Monday, April 13th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES approves R$ 101 million in financing for Bahia PCH I
    The directors of the BNDES have approved R$ 101 million in financing for the company Bahia PCH I. The funds will be used to construct a Small Hydroelectric Plant (PCH Sítio Grande), with installed capacity of 25 megawatts (MW), and […]

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    Brazilian Banks Assume Environmental Commitment

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

    Brazilian businesses depending on bank financing for their economic activities will have to prove from now on that they are committed to developing socio-environmental policies, such as those regarding respect for human and workers’ rights, conservation of biodiversity, valuing the diversity of local cultures, reduction of poverty and income distribution inequality. This is the […]

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    BNDES-Supported Waste Picker Cooperatives Have Better Standard of Living

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    Survey reveals better standard of living of waste pickers supported by the BNDES
    The BNDES conducted a survey with recycling waste pickers associated to cooperatives supported by the Bank. The survey detected considerable improvements in the standard of living of these workers and their families.
    The questionnaire was answered by 59% out […]

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    Germans Provide $135 mil. for Brazilian Wind Power

    Friday, March 27th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES executes agreement with KfW to borrow US$ 135 million
    On March 23rd, the BNDES executed a US$ 135.58 million loan agreement with KfW Entwicklungsbank (the German Development Bank) to finance wind power plant projects to be installed in Brazil by Brazilian private companies. By executing this operation, the BNDES and […]

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