arara.io’s world class technology platform provides climate-smart finance to supply chain companies, enabling a strong alignment and commitment to sustainability and mitigating climate change.
Building a better tomorrow
We see the potential for a more resilient, climate-smart supply chain. Built from the ground up, arara.io drives sustainability through an incentivized model that allows businesses to better support their suppliers in becoming more sustainable.
We are a deeply experienced team of professionals with leadership roles in management, investing and environmental/climate analysis. Our team includes a former CEO, a former CIO and a former senior sustainability/E&S/climate expert. With a combined experience of over 80 years, we have collectively managed, invested and evaluated over $4 billion in hundreds of projects in over 60 countries.
Together, with our syndicated lender network, arara.io’s efforts are driving sustainability through an incentivized model that allows businesses to better support their suppliers in becoming greener.
Why we founded arara.io
Climate change is probably one of the single-most serious issues facing humankind today. As co-founders, we have dealt with and faced this issue for much of our professional lives. The size, intensity and inexorability of climate change is what prompted us to do our bit in tackling this global problem in a commercially viable manner.
Corporate climate-change objectives are met partly (~30%) by in-house improvements, while most (~70%) of the goals require interventions down the supply chain. In many countries, the supply chain is often from the SME sector. Traditional estimates of the SME financing gap in developing countries (around $5 trillion) do not appear to include climate-centered finance. Given the role of the supply chain in decarbonization and addressing climate change, we seek to fill this gap, marrying traditional (credit-based) supply chain finance with climate analysis, addressing both an SME finance gap as well as a larger decarbonization goal, to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.
Meet Our Leadership
Mr. Gutterres is a seasoned Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working within the Oil & Gas services and infrastructure sectors. His experience includes running a 1500 employee leading company and being the CFO of a 5000 employee 2 billion Reais public company. He holds a GMP from Harvard Business School; an Executive MBA from Coppead and is an Economics graduate of UFRJ.
An emerging markets infrastructure leader, Dr. Mahidhara has a multifaceted and diverse investment and asset management background, including managing a $2.6 billion portfolio and being a strategic advisor to large infrastructure companies. He is a former CIO of IFC, has a Ph.D Economics from UT Austin, and an MA Economics from BITS Pilani.
Dr. Mukherjee brings extensive experience in the design, implementation and analysis of sustainability frameworks across diverse asset classes, with a quarter century of experience in over 60 countries. He holds a Phd in Environmental Engineering from NJIT and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Portfolio Manager, covering the Brazilian Stock Market since 1991. Skilled in Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Business Management. Co-founder Leblon Equities. Board member Petrobras, PUC-RJ, Tamboro.
Innovative leader with 30+ years of public and private sector experience and recognized expertise in climate and development finance. Former IFC global head climate finance & Policy. Senior Advisor - Climate Finance. Board member GoImpac. Senior Fellow Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation.
Senior advisor, Better.com, business and legal strategy, financial inclusion, and social impact. Specialized in defending large corporations, boards, and C-suite in multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions. 2x tech founder, angel investor, and advisor to startups and venture capital firms. Senior Associate at Paul Hastings. Teaching Faculty – Harvard Law School. Board Member Trussle Lab Ltd, Brex, and Boundary Street Capital.
Join arara.io and let’s work hand in hand in mitigating climate-change. Together, we will build momentum and simultaneously support the sustainability-minded community.