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About us

We are built by our history

Corporate Governance and Transparency

Beraca Institute started its work in 2016, with a Deliberative Council composed mainly of Beraca members and employees and intends to increase both the number and diversity of its Board to strengthen it and the role of partners who work for their mission. Although made up of people related to the Sabará Group's holding company, directors are from several areas of training: administration, sustainability and international relations.

The Deliberative Council meets twice a year to carry out Institute's strategic planning for accountability, accompanied by the Fiscal Council. There is an Executive Committee of the Deliberative Council, comprised of Beraca CEO Daniel Sabará and Beraca Sustainability Manager Thiago Terada, who regularly meets Beraca Institute executive manager. Throughout the process, the Deliberative Council keeps informed of our actions through the media - website, Facebook and Instagram, e-mails and informal meetings with the counsellors.

Beraca Institute's communication with stakeholders has as its ground zero the launch of its website and pages in social networks, in April 2017. It is a small and open institution that welcomes the demands of information from any social actor and lends itself to responding to the extent of its human resources capacity. Beraca Institute's accounts are always available for interested parties.

It is common to question about conflicts of interest between the work of Beraca and Instituto Beraca in the territories. The Beraca Institute believes that the partnership with the Beraca company is positive, once leveraging Institute's potential to foster productive chains involving traditional communities in threatened biomes. We think that the way to keep the forest standing is to generate income from the exploitation of non-timber forest products, and the partnership with Beraca allows for income generation projects with guaranteed purchase. However, the commercial partnership relationship is separately, and communities always have the option of selling their products to Beraca or not.

An Anthropologist and Master of Development from the London School of Economics, Deborah has been working with community development for two decades, living in the Northeast of Brazil and working in the Amazon for many years. She is a specialist in participatory planning and local development, focusing on income generation and sustainability, including traditional peoples. He also has extensive experience with social impact assessment and corporate social responsibility. She worked in international agencies (UN / World Bank), in the private sector and nongovernmental organisations.

President: Ulisses Matiolli Sabará
Vice-President: Daniel Nose Sabará
CFO: Wellington Santos Rodgério
Audit Committee
Junior Pereira Ramos, Fabio Licastro, Ronison Martins Porto
Audit Committee substitution
Ana Maria Rédua Giamarino, Daniela Aparecida Diamente Bierast, José Roberto do Nascimento

Meet our point of view

Beraca Institute mission is to dream social transformation together with vulnerable communities and, through access to differentiated markets, activate sustainable local economies that guarantee the preservation and restoration of the environment, the continuity of cultural diversity and the recovery of human dignity impacted by poverty.

"The best thing you can do for your neighbour is not just to share your riches with him, but to reveal his own."
Benjamin Disraeli (writer and United Kingdom Prime Minister in 1868 and between 1874 and 1880)

Empathy and respect for others
Entrepreneurship and resilience
Respect for human and cultural diversity
Ethics and transparency

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