Biodiversity Protection and Encouragement to Sustainability

Ekos Brasil Institute was founded in August 2001 by initiative of the Swiss-Brazilian geologist Ernesto Moeri, aiming the preservation of biodiversity and the promotion of sustainability.

Its first actions were focused on bringing to light innovative technologies that aided in situ remediation techniques for contaminated areas, conducted through established partnerships with national and international companies and organizations that have collaborated in the organization of seminars since 2002. Such seminars include the International Seminar on Remediation of Contaminated Areas, which reached its 11th edition in October 2018. It was a great public success, with a great diversity of themes discussed and guest from various organizations and countries. The event has also established itself, over the years, as the most important of its area in Latin America.

During these 15 years of existence, we have consolidated our engagement in conservation projects and planning of natural areas, technical training in environmental recovery, structuring and operation of sustainable investments with significant socio-environmental impact, as well as technical and scientific exchange among Brazilian and international entities.

Under Law 9,249.95, legal entities can make direct donations to non-profit civil entities constituted in Brazil, using a specific incentive:

  • Donations are deducted as operating expenses up to a limit of 2% of operating income
  • The donor's Income Tax return must be based on Real Profit (not for Presumed Profit or Simple)
  • 34% of the donation "recovered" (leaves to pay to the Government and is invested in the entity)