Marcelo Furtado

Marcelo Furtado

Director
Marae
Lemann Fellow

Marcelo is an associate at Marae, the family office of Guilherme Leal, with the mission to inspire, connect and transform. The holding company manages an ecosystem of organizations committed to sustainable development. Marcelo also currently leads the Brazilian Coalition on Climate Forest and Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder movement with representatives from agribusiness, civil society and academia intended to foster the implementation of a land-based, low-carbon economy in Brazil. For the past 4 years, Marcelo was the Executive Director of the Arapyaú Institute, a private family foundation with the mission to promote Brazil’s transition to a just and sustainable society. As the leader of the national chapter of Greenpeace, Marcelo was and continues to be one of Brazil’s most important voices on sustainable development, forest, climate change, and renewable energy. He has nearly 20 years of experience as an activist committed to advancing sustainability and social justice through innovation and public mobilization. Having worked with both Greenpeace Brazil and Greenpeace International from 1990 to 2013, Marcelo has established himself as a visionary and strategic leader with an instinct for mobilizing support on environmental issues from all sectors and constituencies.

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