Laconic Announces Strategic Partnership with Pro Natura International for Global Conservation Projects
-- Leveraging unique SADAR™ Platform, Laconic provides Environmental Intelligence Services to future conservation programs --
CHICAGO, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Laconic Infrastructure Partners Inc. (Laconic), a leading provider of global environmental intelligence services and sustainable-growth solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Pro Natura International (PNI), a global non-profit development agency. Together, the two companies will provide analysis, resourcing and financing for multi-decade Environmental Intelligence, Regenerative Agriculture and Natural Capital Monetization global programs.
Leveraging the unique capabilities of Laconic and PNI, the new partnership is negotiating with the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil to achieve its 2035 Decarbonization pledge. Mato Grosso has the largest ongoing decarbonization program in Brazil. The goal of this program is to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, well ahead of the UN's 2050 goal. The plan combines a variety of carbon sequestration activities to meet an intermediate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, a uniquely ambitious intention. This sustainable development strategy, known as Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI) is an investment-ready jurisdictional model designed to meet aggressive targets. These include producing more agricultural commodities, conserving natural resources, and including smallholders and indigenous people in economic development initiatives.
As part of this partnership, PNI will implement the Shared Value Platform (SVP). This award-winning and globally recognized operational and financial platform, created in close collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), drives localized sustainable economic development, while promoting United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDG). PNI will be the lead partner in implementing SVP in any joint conservation project, including with the state of Mato Grosso. Together with Laconic and other partners, PNI will identify and evaluate philanthropic, corporate and investment entities, locally and globally, to provide financial, technical and human resources for any conservation project.
Laconic will leverage its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) SADAR™ (Setient All-Domain Augmented Response) platform to collect and capture a baseline of the projects' environmental ecosystems to better establish in real-time an understanding of all the environmental variables at play. Additionally, Laconic will monitor carbon sequestration, soil health and carbon stock baselines to help PNI make environmentally sound business decisions based on multi-modal analytics, a key component of Laconic's Environmental Intelligence services.
"I am very pleased to be partnering with Laconic which is like-minded and offers the complete Environmental Intelligence package using the latest AI technology to monitor and measure the environmental landscape, as well as providing the financial understanding of carbon monetization of natural capital assets. I have never seen a company provide all these services under one roof", said Marcelo de Andrade, Founder and Chairman of Pro Natura International. "Working with Laconic also underscores our strategic decision to add a for-profit business model (B Corp.) to the SVP structure. By creating a for-profit business under the SVP umbrella, it further reflects our commitment to long-term sustainability and our determination to make an even greater impact in the communities we serve. It will allow for the creation of new job opportunities, stimulate economic growth, and foster local entrepreneurship."
Marcelo de Andrade, Founder and Chairman of Pro Natura International added, "Additionally, the increased financial resources will enable us to enhance the initiatives in the state of Mato Grosso and address pressing societal challenges, such as in rural areas. Finally, working with Laconic's unique Environmental Intelligence services, we can harness the power of technology and innovative business practices that complement the development of conservation projects PNI manages and accelerate progress in key sustainable areas. The partnership with Laconic is a perfect match with PNI and SVP to maximize this positive impact at a larger scale. All around a win-win situation."
"PNI's extensive experience with global sustainable development projects not only in Brazil, but around the world, makes them the perfect partner for Laconic", said Andrew Gilmour, CEO and co-founder of Laconic. "We appreciate PNI's perspective that its equally important to mitigate climate change, but also provide the needed economic growth and carbon credits through SVP in vulnerable regions. I am confident that our two companies will positively impact all the conservation projects we will be working on soon, starting with Mato Grosso."
About SADARTM Platform
SADAR's technology stack draws on more than 24 monitoring domains, 54 environmental data inputs, 10 data pedigree elements, and 6 Ecosystem thematic accounts to transform raw data into actionable policy. This enables Laconic to produce ecologically sound decision support based on multi-modal analytics. The quality of data is measured by standards of source, collection, timeliness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, consistency, integrity, confidentiality, security and traceability. Laconic's data consistently provides the highest possible pedigree, making it a trusted advisor in environmental decision-making.
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