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CEBDS and GIST Impact Join Forces to Drive Nature Positive Transformation for Member Companies

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São Paulo, 1 February 2024 – CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development) and leading impact data and analytics provider GIST Impact have today announced a strategic partnership aimed at guiding CEBDS member companies on their journey to becoming nature positive. 

The collaboration seeks to empower businesses as they align with the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) standards by providing access to cutting-edge and science-based impact data and technology solutions that will help companies measure, benchmark and analyse their corporate and value chain impacts on nature and biodiversity. 

Ricardo Mastroti, Executive Director of CEBDS, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “CEBDS has worked for more than two decades to promote sustainable development and our collaboration with GIST Impact aligns with this mission. We are happy to be able to offer our member companies technological resources and solutions to accelerate the adoption of TNFD standards and ensure alignment with global frameworks and regulations. We believe this partnership will drive meaningful change and foster a more sustainable future for Brazilian businesses and the environment.”

Pavan Sukhdev, CEO of GIST Impact, highlighted the significance of leveraging data and technology to drive sustainability: “We are thrilled to partner with CEBDS, a pioneering force for sustainable development in Brazil. Through our advanced impact data solutions and expertise in natural capital impact measurement, we aim to equip CEBDS member companies with the tools and insights necessary to measure and manage their environmental impacts while aligning with global standards, such as the TNFD. As the country with the greatest biodiversity on the planet, Brazil has an important role to play in driving forward the global nature agenda. We are excited to support these efforts through our partnership.”

Through the partnership with GIST Impact, CEBDS member companies will receive access to GIST Impact’s easy-to-use and cost-effective impact data and assessment platforms and reporting solutions as well as expert guidance – delivered in collaboration with local partner, Partner Desenvolvimento – on how to aggregate and analyse nature-related data to make nature positive decisions.  

The collaboration underscores a shared commitment to supporting environmental stewardship and nature positive development in Brazil, leveraging the unique opportunity for leadership provided by the upcoming G20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 2024, and the UN Climate Conference, COP30, in Belém in 2025.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Lygia Freitas

Approach (agency that serves CEBDS)   

Alexandra Downs

GIST Impact

About CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development)

CEBDS is a non-profit civil association that promotes sustainable development through engagement with governments and civil society, as well as by disseminating the latest concepts and practices on the subject. Founded in 1997, it brings together about 110 of the largest business groups in the country, responsible for over 1 million direct jobs. CEBDS represents the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) network in Brazil, which includes nearly 60 national and regional councils in 36 countries and 22 industrial sectors, along with 200 business groups operating on all continents.

About GIST Impact

GIST Impact is a leading impact data and analytics provider that has been measuring and quantifying corporate impacts for more than 16 years. 

With a team of 100+ scientists, engineers, data scientists and environmental economists, GIST Impact delivers market-leading impact platforms and datasets, covering 14,000+ companies with geographically precise, time-series data. 

GIST Impact works with pioneering companies across all sectors and with investors representing over $8 trillion in assets under management. 

GIST Impact also partners with some of the world’s largest ESG data providers, business networks, and fintech platforms to enable impact measurement across global markets.

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