São Paulo


The partnership will focus on scaling circular economy solutions to meet critical city challenges including economic development and climate change.

São Paulo is the first city to join our Network as a Strategic Partner — a group that already includes global businesses and philanthropic organisations.

The partnership builds on a long history of collaboration between the Foundation and São Paulo, supporting the City’s efforts to make progress against localised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The City was among the first to sign our New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and has since introduced legislation to phase out single-use and problematic plastic packaging.

The agreement has been signed by the Municipal Secretary of International Affairs, on behalf of Mayor Bruno Covas, and will convene multiple city stakeholders and authorities to build a comprehensive circular economy approach for better growth in São Paulo - including:

Municipal Waste Management Authority (AMLURB), Municipal Government Secretariat (SGM), Municipal Secretariat for Subprefectures (SMSUB), Municipal Secretariat for Economic Development, Labour and Tourism (SMDET), Municipal Secretariat for Human Rights and Citizenship (SMDHC), Municipal Secretariat of Education (SME), Municipal Secretariat for Housing (SEHAB), Municipal Secretariat of International Affairs (SMRI), and Municipal Secretariat for the Environment (SVMA).

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