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 (Instituto PCI), which will be 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 private-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
Fernando Sampaio is an Agricultural Engineer graduated from the “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture in 1997, with specialized studies in the meat and milk markets by the École Supérieure d’Agriculture d’Angers in France.
Sampaio worked in the international meat market in France, at Société des Viandes Bretagne Anjou - Soviba between 2000 and 2001, and at the Meat Import Zandbergen Brothers BV from 2001 to 2008.
In 2009 he assumed the sustainability coordination of the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association - ABIEC, and was its Executive Director from 2011 to 2016 acting as the sector’s institutional representative in international negotiations and trade promotion while giving continuity to the sustainability agenda.
He participated in the creation of the Working Group on Sustainable Livestock - GTPS, a multi-stakeholder initiative, and was its President from 2015 to 2016. He was a board member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef - GRSB and of the Sustainability Committee of the International Meat Secretariat - IMS.
In October 2016, he assumed the position of Executive Director of the Produce, Conserve and Include Strategy, a jurisdictional sustainability initiative in the State of Mato Grosso. Since then, he has been working to implement the Strategy, which entered a new phase with the establishment of the PCI Institute in early 2019.
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.