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GEF Latam 2020 Impact Report

July 14, 2021

GEF Latam 2020 Impact Report

In a year marked by unpredicted events, GEF Capital Partners Latam focused its attention on further developing its internal Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) capabilities and its implementation at the portfolio level. We have dedicated substantial attention to our portfolio companies…

 

IMPACT REPORT (ENGLISH VERSION)

ProSolus recebe aporte da GEF

June 23, 2021

Pro Solus recebe aporte da GEF

A GEF, gestora de private equity que investe em negócios com critérios de sustentabilidade, comprou uma participação na paranaense Pro Solus. A gestora pagou cerca de R$ 75 milhões (US$ 15 milhões)…

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Impact Thinking: Communicating ESG/Sustainability in Brazil

June 20, 2021

Impact Thinking: Communicating ESG/Sustainability in Brazil

This week GEF Capital Latam members Anibal Wadih and Mario Mafud welcomed the founders of Reset, Vanessa Adachi and Natalia Viri, the pioneers and most prominent journalists in ESG and impact investing in Brazil. They shared their impressive history and challenges of founding Capital Reset, the most renowned independent online media outlet covering impactful and sustainable investments and business in Brazil, in the middle of the pandemics!

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Contrate 1 Jovem e Transforme o País

June 05, 2021

Contrate um Jovem e Transforme o País

GEF Capital Latam became a signatory of the initiative “Contrate 1 Jovem e Transforme o País”, launched this week by ABVCAP and supported by Rede Brasil do Pacto GlobalPrinciples for Responsible Investment and . The program aims to encourage the hiring of underprivileged young professionals by our portfolio companies, to assist them throughout social ascension and insertion in the society.

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Climate Change and the Carbon Market | Sustainable Investing Forum 2021

June 02, 2021

Climate Change and the Carbon Market | Sustainable Investing Forum 2021

The Sustainable Investing Forum is an online event dedicated to discussions and networking concerning responsible and sustainable investments in Brazil and worldwide. Held by the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP) in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the event will bring together investors and other players – both international and Brazilian – to discuss the most relevant issues of this emerging investment strategy that is gaining strength worldwide as well as in Brazil.

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FIS 2021 | Retorno Financeiro vs. Sustentabilidade

June 02, 2021

FIS 2021 | Retorno Financeiro vs. Sustentabilidade

The Sustainable Investing Forum is an online event dedicated to discussions and networking concerning responsible and sustainable investments in Brazil and worldwide. Held by the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP) in partnership with Apex-Brasil, the event will bring together investors and other players – both international and Brazilian – to discuss the most relevant issues of this emerging investment strategy that is gaining strength worldwide as well as in Brazil.

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Impact Thinking: Sustainability and ESG in Brazil

May 17, 2021

Impact Thinking: Sustainability and ESG in Brazil

This week GEF Capital Latam members Anibal Wadih and Ricardo Cifu welcomed Fabio Alperowitch, CFA, to analyze some of the latest developments of sustainable strategies, increasing investor and executive knowledge, and how investors can focus on materiality when comparing strategies and investments. Fabio Alperowitch is founder and director of FAMA Investimentos, Brazilian equity fund manager, focused on companies with social responsibility and adhering to ESG practices. He is also a member of the TNFD working group and a CFA Charterholder.

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Impact Thinking: Does Impact Matter to Investors?

April 26, 2021

Impact Thinking: Does Impact Matter to Investors?

This week GEF Capital Partners Latam members Anibal Wadih and Tiago Gomes welcomed Professor Falko Paetzold and Researcher Florian Heeb to discuss the role of investors in promoting sustainability. Professor Paetzold heads the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich and is an Assistant Professor in Social Finance at EBS Universität, and Florian Heeb is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the University of Zurich.

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2nd Anniversary of the Impact Principles

April 16, 2021

2nd Anniversary of the Impact Principles

This week marks the 2nd Anniversary of the Impact Principles. As a Signatory, we are delighted to have joined a community of industry leaders worldwide who are contributing to the growth and evolution of the impact investing market.  

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Arva and Bluesource Partner to Offer Market-Leading Carbon Offset Solutions in Agriculture

April 16, 2021

Arva and Bluesource Partner to Offer Market-Leading Carbon Offset Solutions in Agriculture 

Bluesource, North America’s leading carbon offset developer, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Arva Intelligence to provide an integrated end-to-end solution for organizations implementing regenerative ag solutions to access carbon markets and finance. Arva will provide Bluesource with a scalable, geospatial data platform…  

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BioCycle-DTM Optimized Aerobic Digestion Process

April 15, 2021

BioCycle-DTM Optimized Aerobic Digestion Process

BioCycle-DTM is an optimized aerobic sludge digestion process. Aerobic sludge digestion requires process control to maintain the optimum environment for the destruction of biomass. In the process, oxygen is transferred to the biomass resulting in volatile solids destruction, but also the production of ammonia. Ammonia will be…  

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Gro-Well Partners with SRP

April 15, 2021

Gro-Well Partners with SRP 

SRP and Gro-Well are working together to enrich Phoenix’s landscaping and gardens through sustainability focused techniques that recycle tree waste and improve the lives of Valley communities in the process. 

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Impact Thinking: Sustainability as core strategy

April 12, 2021

Impact Thinking: Sustainability as core strategy 

GEF Capital Latam members Anibal Wadih and Ricardo Cifu welcomed Professor Tensie Whelan to analyze some of the latest developments of sustainable strategies and metrics and how companies can position sustainability at the core of their strategies. Tensie Whelan is the Director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and is a Clinical Professor of Business and Society. She previously served as the President of the Rainforest Alliance. 

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Impact Thinking: Sustainability in Latin America

April 1, 2021

Impact Thinking: Sustainability in Latin America 

GEF Capital Latam members Anibal Wadih and Mario Mafud welcomed Karina Saade on a chat regarding how asset managers play a pivotal role in driving positive impact in the world. Miss Saade is the COO of Blackrock for Latin America, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

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GRO-WELL Completes Acquisition of Pacific Topsoils Inc.

September 22, 2020

GRO-WELL Completes Acquisition of Pacific Topsoils Inc.

GRO-WELL Environmental Partners, the parent company of GRO-Well Brands, a leading producer and supplier of all natural and organic products for the lawn and garden industry, has announced the acquisition of Pacific Topsoils, Inc., which specializes in supplying soil, bark…

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GEF Capital Acquires Controlling Interest in EnviroMix

August 17, 2020

GEF Capital Acquires Controlling Interest in EnviroMix

GEF Capital Partners (“GEF Capital”) announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in EnviroMix, Inc. (“EnviroMix”). EnviroMix offers innovative water and wastewater solutions to municipal and industrial markets through its proprietary mixing and process control technologies. By focusing on enhanced nutrient removal, reductions in energy use, and operational cost savings…

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GEF Latam 2019 Impact Report

June 24, 2020

GEF Latam 2019 Impact Report

GEF Capital Partners Latam is excited to share its 2019 Impact Report, which demonstrates our relentless commitment to drive catalytic changes in the region. We truly hope some of our initiatives herein described will inspire other investors to refine their perspective on the role of capital going forward, so we can collectively work on much needed social & environmental change.

impact report (Portuguese version)

GEF Latam 2019 Impact Report

June 24, 2020

GEF Latam 2019 Impact Report

GEF Capital Partners Latam is excited to share its 2019 Impact Report, which demonstrates our relentless commitment to drive catalytic changes in the region. We truly hope some of our initiatives herein described will inspire other investors to refine their perspective on the role of capital going forward, so we can collectively work on much needed social & environmental change.

impact report (english version)

It’s game on as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on sustainability

October 29, 2019

It’s game on as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on sustainability

“Sustainability has always been important to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a whole,” says Matt Helmeid, sr. director, special projects & fan experience. “Things have changed in the 25 years since [Chase Field] was being built. The building here wasn’t built to LEED certification in 1998, but…

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Funds acquire 49% of Unicoba Baterias  – Valor Econômico

August 7, 2019

Funds acquire 49% of Unicoba Baterias  – Valor Econômico

As gestoras de private equity GEF e Confrapar fecharam a compra de 49% da Unicoba Baterias, por R$ 100 milhões. Cerca de 70% foi alocado pela GEF. Os fundos compraram a participação que era detida pela One Equity Partners, braço de investimentos…

Valor Econômico (in Portuguese)

GEF raises R$ 300 million in new fund for Brazil – Valor Econômico

April 30, 2019

GEF raises R$ 300 million in new fund for Brazil – Valor Econômico

A gestora de private equity GEF Capital Partners acaba de levantar um novo fundo para investimento em empresas no Brasil. A companhia é resultado de uma reorganização societária e de ativos, que tem origem na gestora americana…

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