Working Paper
Approaches to supporting local and community development

Brazil and the Vale SA model of corporate interaction

Reflection about the role of corporate social investment in Brazil, associated with the presence of a large economic enterprise, is the major stimulus of this paper. It seeks to present how cross-sector governance can contribute to the social development of a city and how this process can be led by a partnership comprising a corporate foundation, government, and civil society.

To this end, the case of Canaã dos Carajás will be introduced, a municipality in the State of Pará, Amazon region, where large-scale mining investment is being carried out by the mining company Vale SA.