Ricardo Scacchetti

Partner, Advisor – Conservation finance

Ricardo is an environmental economist, with expertise in conservation, management and finance. His areas of specific expertise include:

  • social investment;
  • finance conservation;
  • climate change.

Prior to joining Altus Impact, Ricardo held a number of diverse positions, including coordinator of a NGO in Brazil, project finance manager at a carbon asset manager company in Zurich and management consultant on merger and acquisition deals.

Ricardo has over 10 years of experience, with leadership roles on projects including:

  • strategy development to foster non-timber forest products in the Amazon;
  • carbon footprint, climate risk assessment and sustainable procurement for the Olympic athletes’ village and Olympic park for the Rio 2016 games;
  • definition of strategy, due diligence and pipeline management processes for a social investment instrument of Itaú, a major Brazilian bank;
  • conceptualisation of the Peruaçu Fund aiming to support Peruaçu National Park management.

Ricardo has a Master’s degree in environmental economics from Bocconi University in Italy and a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from Mauá Technology Institute in Brazil.

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