Inauguration of Ecoinvest, a global pioneer in the development of projects for the carbon market.
Inauguration of Ecopart Investimentos, a private equity vehicle focused on renewable energy. Ecopart Investimentos is a pioneer in the development of wind power projects in Brazil, and in 2010 started consolidating their generation assets in Ômega Energia, which has become one of the largest renewable energy companies in Brazil.
In association with Bunge, we founded Ecoinvest Carbon, starting an international expansion resulting in a leading position for projects regulated by the Kyoto Protocol in Latin America.
Ecoinvest Carbon is rebranded EQAO and is consolidated as the largest project development company for emission reductions in Brazil, responsible for over 50% of the renewable energy credits issued in the country, and over 100 projects throughout the world, of which 70 of those registered in Brazil are in the custody of the United Nations..
Ecoinvest and EQAO participate in the structuring and development of renewable natural gas projects with Ecometano.
Ecoinvest and EQAO participate in the restructuring of ERB – Renewable Energy of Brazil – and the company’s energy cogeneration projects.
We created ZCO2, a mobile app to offset for emissions for individuals.
BlockC ensues, completing the EQAO digital transformation process, uniting ZCO2's business to consumer operation with our business to business operation and consolidating the interests of our various associates from all the companies in the group.
Climate Bonds Initiative Verifier
BlockC is a pioneer in Brazil in issuing these certificates, which are used globally by governments, investors and financial institutions who are interested in making investments that contribute to overcoming climate changes, guaranteeing compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement. CBI was developed by a consortium of institutions including the German Agency for International Cooperation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and the European Climate Foundation, as well as major international financial institutions.
São Paulo Environmental Agreement
BlockC is a supporter and active participant of the São Paulo Environmental Agreement, a joint initiative with the State of São Paulo government, which generates over 31% of the Brazilian GDP. The purpose is to encourage companies who operate in the State to accept voluntary commitments to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Given their prominent role in the initiative, BlockC presented the São Paulo Environmental Agreement at the Brazilian government’s official event during the United Nations Climate Conference in Madrid, COP 25 in 2019, and actively participate in task forces for the initiative.
Microsoft Latam Partner of the Year 2020
The BlockC Decarbonization Platform, developed in association with the global information technology company Logicalis, was elected by Microsoft as their Partner of the Year in Latin America, for the category Sustainability Changemaker.