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Green Economy and Social Development

Aiming at improving its operation, BNDES monitors the indicators supporting social development and green economy, which make it possible to evaluate the performance and scope of the institution’s role in the matter.

In 1Q22, BNDES disbursed BRL 4.3 bn for projects in these categories:

The figures presented below include disbursements with operations with social or environmental goals, with the support of BNDES’s lines, programs, and social and environmental funds and/or in social and environmental sectors. If a project offers both social and environmental contributions, it will be simultaneously regarded as Green Economy and Social Development.

Visit BNDES’s disbursements in Green Economy and Social Development.(Portuguese only)

Breakdown of Green Economy and Social Development indicators

Breakdown of Green Economy and Social Development indicators

Disbursements in green economy and social development are classified according to the purposes of the investments. A detailed description of each purpose follows.

Green Economies

Renewable energy and energy efficiency: incentive to renewable energy generation (except hydroelectric plants over 30MW), to the use of fuels with lower carbon content, and to the improvement of efficiency in the supply, distribution and consumption of energy

Hydroelectric power plants over 30MW: support for hydroelectric power generation (capacity over 30MW).

Public passenger transport: support for urban mobility, for the replacement of private transport by public transport, fleet modernization, and other initiatives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and local pollutants in public passenger transport.

Cargo transportation: support for rail and maritime cargo transportation.

Water and sewage management: expanding access to basic sanitation services – water resources management and sanitary sewage.

Solid waste management: support for investments to expand and improve the collection, treatment, and disposal of solid waste, in addition to encouraging the recovery of materials.

Forests: incentive to reforestation, planting of forests, and sustainable forest management, in addition to activities to prevent, monitor, and combat deforestation.

Agricultural improvements: support for investments that promote an increase in agricultural production on a sustainable basis and the recovery of degraded areas.

Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management: combating desertification and supporting regions affected by natural disasters or climate issues.

Other: activities not included in the previous items.

Social Development

Health: support for investments that contribute to improving the population’s health conditions, by enhancing the SUS service capacity, upgrading the infrastructure of health institutions, and strengthening the country’s health industrial complex.

Education: support for investments to expand access to or improve the quality of education services in the country.

Productive integration: incentive to socio-productive integration, through the strengthening of oriented productive micro-credit and support to family agriculture and self-managed enterprises.

Public management: support for investments aimed at improving the management and modernization of the public administration, in order to increase revenue, improve quality, and/or reduce the unit cost of services provided to the community.

Urban and regional development: support for investments that contribute to urban and regional development, such as projects in the area of environmental sanitation and public passenger transport, and integrated development programs.

Social responsibility: incentive to corporate social responsibility, by supporting social investment projects and programs.

Other: activities not included in the previous items.

Last update: May 13, 2022