A private non-profit association created to collaborate in the implementation of the PCI Strategy - Produce, Preserve, Include
On February 27, 2019, Decree no. 46 of the Government of the State of Mato Grosso established in its Article 1 that the Strategy: Produce, Conserve and Include, conducted within the scope of the State’s Public Administration by the Office of the Chief of Staff, will be implemented in collaboration with a private, non-profit association, called The PCI Institute (or “Instituto PCI” in portuguese) (CNPJ 51.024.695/0001-82).
The PCI Institute is responsible for:
Enable, coordinate and articulate actions between the multiple actors from economic, institutional and/or academic activities, connected directly or indirectly to the purposes of the PCI Strategy;
Promote, recommend and implement Public Policies, actions, programs and measures that contribute to the objectives of the PCI Strategy;
Identify opportunities for fund raising from donors and public and private investors, both national and foreign;
Manage and monitor programs, projects and their resources within the scope of the PCI Strategy, either alone or in collaboration with other public or private institutions;
Develop standards, indicators and procedures for the management, generation and sustainable production of environmental assets, certification, through platforms, databases or physical or electronic records, aiming at transparency, traceability and compliance;
As a priv
ate-law organization, the PCI implementation format offers the following advantages to different stakeholders:
The PCI Institute does not depend on funds from the state’s budget. It is the state’s responsibility to:
The PCI Institute aims to:
I - Provide strategic resources for the expansion and increase of the sustainable efficiency of agricultural and forestry production, as well as for the conservation of the remnants of native vegetation;
II - Assist in the restoration of environmental liabilities;
III - Contribute to the socioeconomic inclusion of family farmers and traditional populations;
IV - Support the implementation of programs, projects and other public and private initiatives, supplying, enabling or providing human, technical, material and financial resources and resources for research and development, for its execution, whether originating in-house or not;
V - To promote and participate in partnerships with Government bodies, Civil Society and with the private sector, in the development of its activities;
VI - Contribute, within the framework of sustainable development and fair trade to the development of public and private initiatives that promote social development, generate jobs and income and fairly and equitably share benefits for the sectors of agriculture, livestock, forests, family farming and local or traditional populations;
VII - Foster innovative programs and projects, test models and participatory and multidisciplinary methodologies;
VIII - Promote networks of opportunities among its Associates, as well as keep them informed about trends related to the sectors of agriculture, livestock, forests, family farming and local or traditional populations;
IX - Generate and disseminate information, prepare studies and analysis, monitor, supervise, as well as recommend priority actions, strategies and public policies in its field of action, considering the points of view of its partners and interest groups associated with its mission;
X -Implement or support programs, projects or actions, whether national or international, on climate change, mitigation and adaptation, on the promotion of research and study activities, on technological innovation, on technical exchange, as well as on the training of human resources, it may even provide scholarships as well as study and research grants;
XI - Organize committees, commissions and study groups, promote events, seminars and lectures, participate and contribute to events and studies related to the improvement of legislation on agricultural production, livestock, forestry and environmental conservation, aiming at sustainable economic development and harmonization between production and conservation, and the use of innovative production and conservation technologies.
The Produce, Conserve and Include Institute, also known by its acronym PCI was founded on March 15, 2019, as a non-profit private law organization.
During the second half of 2018, the institutions pertaining to each category represented on the PCI Strategy’s State Committee were invited to participate in the foundation of this Organization. The following institutions gathered to create the Institute, becoming its founding members:
The Board of Directors is the PCI’s collegiate body for higher deliberation and is responsible for its direct administration and deliberation regarding the organization’s main activities. Current members of this Board are:
The PCI Institute’s Audit Committee has the task of verifying its financial situation and accountability, and ensuring that the administrative and accounting systems, controls and updates of financial information, as well as the proposal of limits for the approval of conduct expenses and investments, are adequate. It must also ensure that the external audit is hired and conducted efficiently.
The General Advisory Board serves as an instrument of technical and strategic advice for the Board of Directors, without, however, having any social responsibility in relation to the association.
Members of the General Advisory Board are appointed by the members and chosen by the collegiate of the Board of Directors, among people with interest and knowledge in the areas in which the PCI operates and who have specific skills and are able to contribute to the PCI’s proper operations. They must also represent public and private, national and international bodies, powers or organizations that have activities related to the purposes of the PCI.
With the creation of the PCI Institute, CEEPCI members were invited to be part of the PCI Institute's Advisory Board.
Institutions that have already joined the PCI Institute’s Advisory Board:
IMAC, WRI, Carbon Trust, JBS, Fazenda São Marcos, ABAG, ONF Brasil, Produzindo Certo and IPAN Amazônia.
Organizations that are part of the PCI Strategy’s State Committee:
Fundação Mato Grosso
Aliança da Terra
Instituto Socio Ambiental
Amigos da Terra
The Donors Committee is comprised of PCI financers and donors. Potential donors or financers may be part of the Council, as non-voting observers, with the objective of monitoring and supporting fundraising, in addition to analyzing investment strategies.
The Monitoring Committee monitors progress towards the vision established by the PCI targets for Mato Grosso in 2030, subsidizing the improvement or redirection of actions and guaranteeing the credibility and transparency of the strategy..
Coordinated by: ICV
The Investment Committee is the body responsible for analyzing the financial viability of PCI's programs, projects and activities in view of the financial resources raised, their application rules and the guidelines published and defined by the PCI board of directors.
Coordinated by: IDH
Richard has a degree in sanitary and environmental engineering with a master's degree in environmental engineering and solid experience in project management with the themes of agronomy, sustainable agricultural production, climate change, international relations, forest restoration, family farming, indigenous people agendas, among other topics.
More than 15 years of experience in fundraising and managing projects and teams as a senior analyst, international consultant (Environmental Defense Fund), regional coordinator in Mato Grosso (IPAM) and Executive Director (PCI Institute). Proven experience in action planning, implementation of financial mechanisms for forest protection (CONSERV / IPAM), management and accountability to international donors (NORAD, Consumer Goods Forum, Soft Commodities Forum, Land Innovation Fund, among others).
Responsible for presentations in international forums with high level of the government of MT at COPs and other international events.
Extensive knowledge and practical experience on REDD+ systems, ICAO/CORSIA, PES mechanisms, UNFCCC international negotiations, especially in Article 6, protected areas, sustainable production of commodities and related topics.
Experience and effectiveness recognized in governance coordination of multisectoral forums, such as Rio Food Vision, the largest initiative in Brazil at the time for the sustainable supply of food in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Coordinator of the PCI Corporate Action Group for the mobilisation and engagement of large size companies in the PCI strategy. Implementation of the regionalization of the PCI strategy in Western Mato Grosso, structuring governance at the regional and local level, in line with state governance, in addition to raising more than US$ 5 million in 2022/23 to carry out actions in the MT landscape. Participation in PCI's Investment and Monitoring Committees.
Ricardo Woldmar has a degree in Business Administration from FAAP (SP, 2008), with a Master's Degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Birmingam (UK) in 2011 and a postgraduate degree in Tropical Forest Restoration from Yale University (USA) in 2021.
Woldmar worked as a researcher at the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) between 2013 and 2017 where he was responsible for the development of the Unlocking Forests Finance (UFF) project. In 2018 he went to London where he worked at CDP developing the forest survey. In 2020 he joined the Palladium team in São Paulo to help develop a business plan to meet the Vale Fund’s forest restoration goals.
In 2021 he assumed the position of Project Manager for the Produce, Conserve and Include Strategy, in Mato Grosso, being responsible for the development and implementation of the PCI's strategic and operational actions.
Roberta Gisele Colombo has a degree in Accounting Sciences from UNIC - University of Cuiabá (2002 - 2005) and a post-graduate Lato Sensu degree in Public Management with an Emphasis on Elaboration of Strategic Projects by the Darwin Faculty of Sciences, Education and Technology in the area of knowledge in Education (2006 - 2007).
Roberta was a member of the Mato Grosso State Secretariat for Infrastructure, from 2003 to 2011, mainly in the administrative area.
She worked at the Secretariat of Cities - SECID, where she held the position of High-Level Administrative Analyst from 2016 to 2018.
In December 2020, she assumed the position of Administrative Manager of the Produce, Conserve and Include Strategy, which is responsible for monitoring the new implementation phase of the PCI Institute.
Maristela Miguel is a lawyer with a Master's degree in Public Service Concession, a Postgraduate Degree in Public Law and Government Management and a Specialization in Impact Business - Environmental, social and corporate governance – ESG. Developing his career advising companies and public entities in the execution of actions that generate impact in the Environmental, Social and Governance areas.
He worked as a Legal Advisor for UN International Agencies (FAO/UNFPA) in the execution of sustainable projects and concessions of public goods and services. She worked with the German Cooperation (Giz) and the World Bank as a public servant at the Ministry of the Environment - Brasília.
In 2018, he assumed the Presidency of Ecoarts Amazônia, actively participating in the foundation of the Produzir, Conservar, Including Strategy – PCI, a jurisdictional sustainability initiative in the State of Mato Grosso. Since 2019, he has held the position of Chairman of the Board and works for the implementation of the PCI Strategy in the State.
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