how we act

The world is moving towards an economy model where the concept of development is, directly and inevitably, related to: environmentally correct, socially fair and economically viable practices.

At CEBDS, we work on several fronts to raise awareness, engage and support companies to accelerate the transformation to an economic model that seeks economic growth, but that does not give up the preservation of the environment and the guarantee of human rights throughout this journey.

Thematic chambers and working groups

Discover the discussion forums formed by associated companies for research and development of projects focused on sustainable development.

This TC is dedicated to discussing solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change in the coming decades, in addition to exploring economic opportunities focused on the energy transition to a low-carbon economy.

The purpose of this CT is to share knowledge and help companies to take advantage of new market opportunities, while minimizing the impacts and risks arising from the use of biodiversity.

This GT aims to raise awareness and engage companies in issues relevant to the Amazon, as well as position itself on actions of corporate leadership to propel positive impacts on the development and maintenance of the standing forest.

This chamber seeks to encourage discussion and cooperation to create the best tools, methodologies and actions to measure the social impact caused by business.

The main focus of this TC is to discuss ways to ensure food security for the Brazilian (and global) population while the sector uses sustainable practices, protecting biodiversity and contributing to a more resilient and prosperous sector.

This Thematic Chamber seeks to broaden the understanding and initiatives of the business sector in relation to water resources. The main objective is to guarantee the water security of the population.

Through a collaborative approach, we work with governments and civil society to promote systemic changes to ensure the transition to a more sustainable and regenerative future.


CEBDS, with its 25 years of experience and notable influence in the sector, plays a crucial role in the strategic articulation and in the elaboration of public policies that drive both sustainable development and Brazilian business competitiveness.

Through a performance in network with governments, companies and other stakeholders, we join forces to build public policies and actions that encourage the competitiveness, resilience and legal security of businesses, while preserving our planet and guaranteeing a dignified future for the next generations.

Through the development of new public policies, we managed to accelerate the transformation towards a more sustainable economy in Brazil, thus contributing to the fight against biodiversity loss, social inequality and climate emergency.


CEBDS, in partnership with its associated companies, promotes various events and actions with the aim of connecting multiple actors to encourage the exchange of knowledge. In addition, these collaboration spaces encourage and inspire the co-creation of innovative solutions that accelerate the transition to a business model that is sustainable, balanced and fair.


Find out how different work fronts, organized into specific themes, contribute to accelerating the transition to a more sustainable business model.

Net Zero Platform (coming soon)

Platform with the mission of transforming corporate goals of climate neutrality into reality, through practical support to the implementation of decarbonization processes.

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Movement with the aim of encouraging the integration of the Amazon into business strategies, reaffirming the need to combat illegal deforestation and promote an inclusive, regenerative economy that prioritizes development combined with the preservation of the standing forest.

Initiative with the objective of integrating biodiversity into the companies' business strategy and contributing to the sharing of knowledge and the co-creation of good practices that favor the rational use of biodiversity resources.

Commitment whose main objective is to consolidate the effective contribution of companies to guarantee water security in Brazil, while seeking to raise awareness, engage and disseminate experiences, learning and information.

In 2023, the Conference of the Parties will be held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. CEBDS will be present at another edition of the COP representing the Brazilian business sector.

This initiative seeks to understand the working dynamics of different links in different agrifood chains and their relationship with deforestation.

In this initiative we seek to understand how the business sector in Brazil has addressed the issue of Biodiversity, in addition to learning about case studies, methodologies and best practices.

Through this platform, CEBDS supports companies that want to be at the forefront of conscious management of biodiversity, using scientific targets and reporting tools.

We build, in a systemic way, a vision of the future that reflects the collective and comprehensive understanding of the urgent transformations that the world needs, in addition to highlighting the challenges that lie ahead.