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 Install.
Restore.
Conserve.

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The Institute is a start-up created in 2020 to catalyze sustainability

in its broad sense, considering the

environmental, economic, and social impacts of our actions.

Our Principles

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We value standing forests, living oceans and rivers, regenerative agriculture whilst recognizing the importance of all beings for nature and people

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Operational Team

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MARINA GAVALDÃO 

Founder, Executive Director

. University of São Paulo - Forest Engineer

. IHEID (Geneva University) - MA in Sustainable Development

. Working since 2002 with International Projects, Payments for Ecosystems Services schemes & climate change. Former technical director at Pur Projet, GERES Climate Change Unit, and Responsible for Projects and Portfolio unit at Ecoact.

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JULIA DA SILVA VILELA
Affiliate Agroforestry Specialist

. Biologist, UFSCar

. Working as agroforester specialist since 2011 specialized in ethnobotany, syntropic systems, agroecology and gender equity. 

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PATRICIA GAVALDAO
Global Environmental Assets Facilitator

. Lawyer, Specialized in international trading

. Working since 2007 with international trade and operations.

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MARINA LOBO
Programs Coordinator

. University of São Paulo – Forestry Engineer
. Licenciate in Agrarian Sciences (2020), course in Strategic Carbon Management (FGV/2021) and a postgraduate degree in Environmental Management (ESALQ/USP)

. At Ubá Marina is in charge to develop the latin american projects and support relationships with clients and partners.

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BENJIE PANAHON
Program Lead, Asia

. Economist, with a MA in microfinance ad development Finance from Ateneo of Manila University and Frankfurt School of Finance

. Working  since 2006 with microfinance and economic tools for social development.

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MATHEUS COUTO
Affiliate Restoration Specialist

. University of São Paulo - Forest Engineer
. Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies – MSc Forest Science 
. Institute of Ecological Research (IPE) - Professional Master Degree in Sustainability
. Working since 2010 with International cooperation projects, restoration initiatives, certification and supply-chains (notably cocoa), Monitoring and Evaluation. 

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GABRIEL NASCIMENTO
Affiliate Remote Sensing Specialist

. Forest Engineer from USP & Remote sensing specialist from University of Brasília

. Working since 2008 with environmental studies, environmental awareness and remote sensing.

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RUSSELL CLIMACO
Technical Lead, Asia

. Marine Biologist, Master of Science in Marine Biology from Western Philippines University (to be concluded)

. Working with community mobilization and marine and mangroves conservation projects in the Philippines

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NINA CAMARERO
Affiliate Agroforestry Specialist

. University of São Paulo - Agronomist 
. University of São Paolo – MA in Applied Acology
. Working with agroforestry systems for 8 years, specialized in free range chicken in agroforestry systems. 

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Founders 

MARINA GAVALDÃO 

Founder, Executive Director

THAIS MEGID PINTO

Co-founder

Advisory Board

Dr. MARINA SOUZA DIAS GUYOT

Agronomist, Board member

MAGALI TRIANO

Journalist, Board member

Dr. EDUARDO GUSSON

Forester, Board member

Our Ecosystem

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