Tropical forests are essential for life on Earth.
Generating value with the standing forest is the most sustainable way of taking care of the forest.
A sustainable business to secure native forests for future generations.
By changing what we are doing today, we will change the tomorrow.
Bosky’s technological ecosystem allows us to identify available areas with the greatest potential, applying our methodology and generating results for the planet and for those who believe that it is possible to recover tropical forests in a new way.
Bosky is a direct investment in “Impact & Efficiency” by Infra Partners, aiming at the Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests, focusing on the multiple use of the forest associated with the use of technology.
Only 36% of native tropical forests remain intact, 30% are degraded and 34% have completely disappeared. If we don’t come up with a new approach, we’ll end up with no rainforest on the planet by 2100.
Source: Global Forest Watch
How we generate value with the standing forest
Sustainable management of native tropical forest is the most effective way to control deforestation and support local communities, creating greater value from the multiple uses of the standing forest than from alternative land uses.
Through sustainable management and high technology for tree identification and monitoring via satellite images, we are able to offer certified wood respecting the natural cycle of the forest.
Through the sustainable extraction of native fruits, such as cocoa, Brazil nuts, açaí and copaiba oil.
We use technology to measure, certify and partition the sale of carbon credits, ensuring credibility and expanding the offset to different scales.
Our purpose is to contribute to the slowdown of global warming, through a nature-based solution (NBS) associated with the use of technology, diversifying revenues and providing environmental services.
An ecosystem of technologies that connects you to the forest
Using the latest technology to put the project at the service of the project is essential for Bosky to change what is done today and guarantee the tropical forests of future generations from a truly sustainable business.
It allows the purchase of carbon credits proportional to the sequestration of greenhouse gases carried out by the forest.
Smart Contracts and Tokenization
Tokenization allows the purchase in proportion to the gases emitted by the company or according to the product or service.
Geospatial Analytics with AI
We generate pre-inventories of native forests through AI powered image recognition patterns.
Accurate detection of deforestation and illegal logging with satellite data and daily monitoring.
We believe that the sustainable management of native forests associated with technology is the most effective way to control deforestation and support local communities, creating value with the multiple uses of the standing forest.
How we connect to local forest communities
Bosky also works on several fronts with the local community, promoting a much greater participation of native products from the Amazon in global markets, and also making it possible to pass on to local communities the premium price obtained both through traceability and the geographical indication of origin. Mitigating deforestation through the value generated by the standing forest.
Know the numbers of the sustainable market
We operate in markets at different stages, all with high growth rates and growing demand for traceability of origin.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF FSC CERTIFIED WOOD
billions of dollars
EXPECTED MARKET FOR VOLUNTARY CARBON CREDITS IN 2030
billions of dollars
EXPECTED VALUE OF NATIVE FRUITS MARKET IN 2025
Bosky directly serves several UN Sustainable Development Goals and is seriously committed to:
Contribute to the slowdown of global warming, through a nature-based solution (NBS) associated with the use of technology, diversifying revenues and providing environmental services;
Promote the sustainable management of native forests with a focus on multiple uses, respecting their natural cycle of regeneration, preserving their biodiversity and water regulation, ensuring operating and commercialization standards with international certifications;
Continue to innovate to promote environmental protection, social prosperity, integrity and governance;
Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the local communities in which we operate.
Frequently asked questions
HOW TO GENERATE VALUE WITH THE STANDING FOREST?
Brazil has the most valuable environmental asset on the planet. We believe that we have a duty to generate value with this asset, while protecting it so that it continues to generate value for future generations. And the standing forest generates more value than the felled forest. The provision of environmental services – such as carbon sequestration and the promotion of biodiversity and water quality –, sustainable management of certified wood and the cultivation of native fruits generate wealth for society and prevent deforestation for other land uses.
HOW TO GENERATE RETURN FOR THE OWNER OF THE LAND, INCLUDING THE STATE, OWNER OF NATIONAL OR STATE FORESTS?
According to FAO Forestry Paper 180, 72% of all tropical forests are public (van Hensbergen, 2016). Forest concession regimes with sustainable management practices are pointed out as a relevant step towards the 2030 Agenda:
1) They generate a positive effect on biomass stocks, and generate additional revenues that increase the value of standing forests;
2) Contribute to the reduction of deforestation;
3) Contribute to the generation of local and national income, in addition to the creation of jobs, through products and services generated by sustainable food, which are recyclable and renewable
When the government grants a concession, it sets clear rules for the concessionary company on how it must act and part of the value generated returns to the government. In other words, the government guarantees that the forest will be cared for by the concessionaire company and will still have a new source of revenue. Native forest owners, like other companies, can also generate a source of sustainably sourced revenue by partnering with Bosky.
WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT?
Sustainable Management of Forests is the management of the forest to obtain economic, social and environmental benefits, respecting the mechanisms of sustaining the ecosystem.
HOW IMPORTANT IS FOREST MANAGEMENT?
The benefits of forest management include guaranteeing wood production indefinitely, reducing the waste of natural resources, increasing productivity, generating wealth, lower impacts on wild fauna and flora, reducing work accidents and, finally , social engagement.
Sustainable management of the rainforest is the most effective way to control deforestation and support local communities, creating greater value from the multiple uses of the standing forest than from alternative land uses.
WHAT DOES REDD+ MEAN?
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is a mechanism developed by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
WHAT ARE THE USES OF HARDWOOD AND WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?
Hardwood timbers are high density woods and therefore very durable and resistant to moisture, natural wear and tear. They are essential components in the lives of people around the world and widely used in construction, floors, bridges, furniture, decks, the nautical industry, musical instruments, among others. A curious fact is that even after the transformation, the composition of the wood remains rich in carbon, that is, the floor of your house continues to store the carbon, which was previously captured by the tree that gave rise to it.
HOW DOES THE FOREST REGENERATE?
Regeneration takes place in the most natural way possible, with the seeds of the native species germinating and growing in a place where, until then, there was no light due to the crown of the removed tree. In a few years the native forest closes, and not before 25 years each area is reworked, allowing the forest to follow its natural cycle.
DO CONSUMERS VALUE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS?
Recent studies show that a third of consumers are willing to pay more for products of sustainable origin and the demand for ecologically responsible alternatives grows every year, since the figure between Millennials to Gen Z is 42%, while only 26% of Baby Boomers.
BOSKY is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). The GIIN is the leading nonprofit dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets, and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on investors’ strategic goals. Our membership signifies a commitment to deepening our engagement in the impact investing industry